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Dozens clash with police at gas price protest in Bangladesh capital


DHAKA (Reuters) - Dozens of people protesting against the Bangladeshi government’s sudden decision to hike gas prices by a third clashed on Sunday with police outside the energy ministry in Dhaka, protest leaders and police said.

Last month the state-run Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission announced it would raise natural gas prices by 32.8% on average for all users from July 1, the first day of the country’s fiscal year.

Sunday’s protest was organized by the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), which said at least 15 of its members were injured during the confrontation with police.

“We tried to ...


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