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Bangladeshi shutdown by opposition hits economy

Party activists hold rallies to protest continued detention of leaders.

Last Modified: 23 Apr 2013 10:53
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Opposition parties in Bangladesh are calling for a nationwide shutdown, or hartal, to demand the release of their leaders.

The political unrest has resulted in violence and numerous strikes across the country.

But the daily protests and clashes have threatened the economy by shutting down businesses and making it risky for people to get to work.

Al Jazeera's special correspondent reports from Dhaka.

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