A political alliance in Bangladesh is paralyzing traffic in the nation's capital for the third straight day to try to force electoral reforms.
Supporters of a 14-party alliance led by the opposition Awami League stood their ground in Dhaka on Tuesday, despite the death of two activists in the past two days.
The alliance has declared an indefinite transport blockade to force the country's election commissioner and his deputies from office. The group says the officials favor the outgoing government of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and could rig national elections set for January.
The interim government proposed talks with alliance leaders Monday to find a solution to the crisis. The offer has failed to stop the protests, however.
On Monday, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse activists who had set fire to vehicles.
Amir Khasru has more on the story.