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Several Demonstrators Injured During General Strike in Bangladesh - 2003-12-13


Bangladesh police in Dhaka used batons Saturday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators trying to march in support of a nationwide general strike.

At least 22 demonstrators were injured. Bangla television said 20 people were arrested.

The strike was called by a coalition of opposition parties to protest increasing crime and price hikes on consumer goods.

Police moved to break up the march when the demonstrators threatened to block a main road leading to the government secretariat complex in the center of the city.

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