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Bangladesh: Violence erupts at election protest

Supporters of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League beat a BNP lawmaker. Picture: AP

Supporters of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League beat a BNP lawmaker. Picture: AP

  • by JULHAS ALAM
 

SECURITY forces and opposition activists clashed in Bangladesh’s capital yesterday, leaving at least one person dead, as thousands of police took to the streets to foil a mass rally calling on prime minister Sheikh Hasina to cancel approaching elections.

 

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