Police fire teargas as protesters in Bangladesh torch vehicles
Saturday, March 02, 2013 - 00:55
Mar. 2 - Protesters clash with police as the death toll rises to at least 44 in riots triggered by a death sentence given to an Islamic party leader. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Protesters from Bangladesh's opposition parties took to the streets on Saturday, torching vehicles and vandalizing shops as riots broke out in various parts of the capital.
Holding black flags and shouting slogans, activists from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its alliance Jamat-e-Islami marched through Dhaka. Some set a vehicle on fire and clashed with the police, who retaliated by firing tear gas and beating protesters with batons.
Law enforcement fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
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