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12:00 AM, February 01, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 01, 2011

Violent no to new airport


(Clockwise from top) Members of Arial Beel Rakkha Committee stage demonstration on Dhaka-Mawa Highway in Munshiganj, armed with brooms, sticks, and machetes, protesting the proposed Bangabandhu International Airport in Arial Beel. Demonstrators set fire to a motorcycle belonging to a journalist of the daily Prothom Alo at Hashara in Sreenagar. Injured policemen in tears. Locals throw stones at police while blocking the highway near Hashara with logs. Police take away one severely injured colleague. Villagers of Hashara pelt police with bricks. Travellers stuck on the highway cross the conflict zone by an alternative route through crop fields. Photo: Shawkat Jamil, Farhana Barna

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