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.