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BBC News - Bangladeshi police and protesters clash during strike

BBC News - Bangladeshi police and protesters clash during strike

Police and opposition protesters have clashed in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, amid the country's first general strike for more than three years.

Police stopped marches and arrested about 200 people, officials say.

The strike was called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies to highlight the government's "failures and excesses".

It is seen as the first significant challenge to PM Sheikh Hasina since she took office in January 2009. More...

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