A transport strike in Bangladesh to protest the arrest of a union leader has left thousands of commuters stranded in Dhaka and other cities. Workers late Sunday called an indefinite bus strike in 16 northern districts to demand the release of Mujibur Rahman, a union vice president in northern Dinajpur town. He was arrested on extortion and assault charges. A VOA reporter in Dhaka says the strike soon spread to other towns and cities, disrupting bus services and paralyzing the whole country. The opposition has accused the government of "arranging" the strike to sabotage a 14-party anti-government strike the opposition has called for Tuesday. But the government has denied the charge.