Bangladesh police break up Islamist protest

Police in Bangladesh have used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a huge demonstration by Islamist protesters in the capital Dhaka.

Police try to detain an activist of Hefajat-e-Islam during clashes in Dhaka. Credit: Reuters
A police officer throws a piece of brick during the clashes. Credit: Reuters
An armed police vehicle is seen during a clash between activists. Credit: Reuters
Police fire rubber bullets during a clash with activists of Hefajat-e Islam. Credit: Reuters

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'27 dead' in Bangladesh clashes

At least 27 people died in clashes between police and Islamist protesters in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka today, the Associated Press reports.