Sporadic violence during daylong hartal: 400 injured

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DHAKA, DEC 11: Nearly 400 people including three journalists and 15 police personnel were injured and nearly 150 opposition activists of BNP arrested during the countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance on Tuesday. The alliance has, however, called half-day nationwide hartal on Thursday if the party’s detained acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is not freed from jail within Wednesday.The 18-party coalition will also stage countrywide demonstration on Wednesday in protest against killing, injury and arrest of the opposition party leaders and workers during the Sunday’s road blockade and Monday’s hartal programmes.

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