Sectarian violence erupts in Bangladesh

In Dhaka, Rajshahi, Chittagong in the southeast and several other towns across the country. police used tear gas, batons and fired shots into the air to attempt to disperse thousands of Islamic demonstrators who were protesting against the prosecution of their leaders on charges stemming from a war of independence 40 years ago. At least 50 people including policemen were injured. Travellers should always exercise caution and avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without prior notice.

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