ASHULIA, Bangladesh: Garment factories in Bangladesh reopened on Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of workers returned to key manufacturing hubs after days of violent protests demanding a near-tripling of the minimum wage.

The South Asian country has been rocked by its worst labor unrest in a decade, with tens of thousands of workers clashing with police for a 23,000-taka ($208) minimum monthly wage, up from the 8,300 taka set by the government five years ago.

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