At least 20 dead in Islamist protests in Bangladesh




 
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At least 20 dead in Islamist protests in Bangladesh
 
May 6th, 2013  
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At least 20 dead in Islamist protests in Bangladesh
By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 20 Bangladeshis were killed on Monday in clashes between police and hardline Islamists demanding religious reforms, as violence spread beyond the capital Dhaka to other parts of the country. The clashes began on Sunday after 200,000 Islamist supporters marched in Dhaka to press demands critics said would amount to the "Talibanisation" of a country that maintains secularism as state policy, but they were met by lines of police firing teargas and rubber bullets. ...




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