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Panic hits Bangladesh ahead of transport blockade

Bangladeshis were fleeing the capital ahead of a countrywide transport blockade on Monday, fearing a repeat of violence during a similar action last week aimed at forcing out officials overseeing January elections. Schools tried to finish annual tests, banks worked extra hours, and many people bought tickets out of Dhaka, witnesses said. Even weddings were being rushed. “The country is up for another crippling shutdown of buses, trains and ferries — and also for violence that could be widespread,” a senior police officer said on Sunday. Full Story

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