Nationwide BNP Strike

© Monirul Alam

 Bangladeshi riot police stand guard in front of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party BNP office during the nationwide strike in Dhaka city on 22 September. Thousands of police patrolled the streets of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka as a nationwide strike called by the main opposition party and its Islamist allies shut schools and businesses. Activists are demonstrating against rising fuel prices and the detention of top opposition figures by a 1971 war crimes tribunal — the latest issues to spark anger in a country where public demonstrations often turn violent. Dhaka, September 2011. © Monirul Alam