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Bangladesh strikes: Rubber bullets and tear gas fired

4 December 2012 Last updated at 17:23 GMT

Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse thousands of protesters from Bangladesh's largest Islamic party, which is demanding the release of its leaders from prison.

Jamaat-e-Islami has enforced the strike as many of its leaders stand accused of crimes against humanity during Bangladesh's war of independence in 1971.

Anbarasan Ethirajan reports from Dhakar.