A mob backed by local government evicted hundreds of prostitutes in Tangail, Bangladesh, this summer. Many moved on to other brothels, but some still remain in the neighborhood, working in secret and hiding
There were hundreds of them living in the brothel, and when the men came they could do nothing but run.
The sex workers of the 200-year-old Kandapara brothel in Tangail, Bangladesh were forced to flee for their lives when an angry mob, backed by the local government, came armed with drums of petrol and threatened to set brothel on fire in July this year.
The mob cut off the electricity and gave the sex workers two hours to vacate or they would burn to death.