Demonstrators torched vehicles and fought police in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on May 16, 2012 after a court Wednesday denied bail to 33 opposition figures over charges stemming from an anti-government protest last month.
During those protests, two small bombs exploded in the Secretariat, home to most ministries, and the cabinet office, where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina holds weekly meetings. No one was hurt in the attacks.
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Our contributor writes:
Four buses and a taxi have been torched in Dhaka on May 16, 2012, on the eve of a nationwide shutdown called by the BNP-led 18-party alliance demanding release of its top leaders jailed in a case over arson during a general strike.