Bangladesh strike over war crimes trials,sparks clashes.

Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 20:06

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Police in Bangladesh have fired tear gas and rubber bullets as Islamist activists sought to enforce a national strike.

 

Clashes took place in the capital Dhaka - where protesters torched vehicles - and other towns and cities.

 

The strike has been called by the country's largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, in protest at war crimes trials.