Hundreds of workers of different garment factories in Mirpur area of the city have been staging demonstrations demanding a hike in wages.
Abu Raihan Mohammad Saleh, joint commissioner of traffic (north), said workers of different garment factories took to the streets at Mirpur-10 Golchhatar area after 8 am.
Later, workers of garment workers from adjacent areas, including Kazipara, Shewrapar and Agargaon, also joined them to express their solidarity with them.
A number of garment factories were vandalised during the demonstrations.
Vehicular movement from Mirpur-1 to Agargaon remained halted for several hours, causing sufferings to the commuters especially the officer goers.