Bangladesh bans protests, locks opposition leader in office

Bangladesh bans protests, locks opposition leader in office

Bangladesh police banned all protests in the capital from Sunday and locked main opposition leader Khaleda Zia in her office in Dhaka as clashes broke out before the first anniversary of an election her party boycotted.
Zia had threatened to hold mass rallies in Dhaka to mark “Democracy Killing Day” on Monday — the first anniversary of the polls that her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies refused to join on the grounds they would be rigged by the ruling party.
Police banned all protests, rallies and demonstrations in the capital from 5pm (1100 GMT) Sunday until further notice to prevent violence after the ruling party announced rival rallies.
AFP

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