Bangladesh protesters call for early elections (Video)


Dhaka: Protesters took to the streets of Dhaka and other cities as part of an opposition campaign for early elections under an independent caretaker administration.

Police and witnesses said that supporters of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia, and its allies set ablaze about 30 buses, trucks and cars in the capital Dhaka and other parts of the country.

At least 100 people were injured and a similar number had been detained by police across the country.

The BNP called for the blockade to force Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina to restore a system of holding parliamentary elections under a non-party caretaker administration, instead of it being supervised by the party in power.

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