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Transport blockade shuts down Bangladesh cities

A transport blockade shut down Bangladesh’s main cities on Sunday as a 14-party alliance stepped up its campaign to force removal of controversial election officials ahead of nationwide polls in January. There was heavy security on the streets but no immediate signs of violence, witnesses said. Hundreds of activists of the multi-party alliance led by former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, head of the Awami League, gathered in Dhaka despite an indefinite ban on rallies and demonstrations in the capital. Authorities deployed nearly 15,000 police, elite forces and paramilitary troops to maintain law and order in the city, home to 10 million people. Full Story

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