A day-long strike has brought cities across Bangladesh to a halt, as a political group protested the killing of one of its members.
|Bangladesh opposition Awami League activist shouts anti-government slogans during a 12-hour countrywide general strike in Dhaka, Saturday|
Demonstrators smashed cars defying the strike and hurled stones at patrolling police.
Thousands of security forces had been deployed throughout Dhaka to prevent violence. Witnesses and protesters say baton-wielding police broke up demonstrations in the city.
No one has claimed responsibility for the killing of Mr. Alam. Police have detained two suspects, but have not released information on them.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.