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Activists Spotlight Plight of Bangladeshi Garment Workers During NY Fashion Week

New York City, February 12 (RHC)-- U.S. activists gathered to protest New York’s Fashion Week, demanding better wages and conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.

The demonstrators called for U.S. brands whose clothing was made in the Rana Plaza factory complex to compensate relatives of the more than 1,100 workers who died when the building collapsed last April.

The Illuminator art collective later projected images of the Rana Plaza collapse victims onto buildings in New York City. The protests came the same day as a new report detailing how garment factory owners in Bangladesh threaten and intimidate workers who try to form unions. Workers told Human Rights Watch they faced sexist insults, death threats, physical attacks and intimidation that forced them to resign after they tried to organize.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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