DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A television report says protesters have set a bus on fire and smashed several vehicles on the second day of a two-day anti-government general strike.
The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its Islamic fundamentalist ally, Jamaat-e-Islami, enforced the 36-hour nationwide strike beginning at dawn Sunday, a working day in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. It is scheduled to end at dusk Monday.
Private television station Somoy TV reported that the violence erupted Monday in the capital, Dhaka. Television footage showed riot police using batons to disperse the protesters.
The report said no one was injured.