Dhaka: At least 25 people, including
policemen, were injured on Sunday when a group of protesters
clashed with security personnel in downtown Dhaka.
Witnesses said at least 25 people including policemen
were injured as the clash erupted when police in riot gears
entered the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) complex where the
corporation employees were staging a procession during their
three-hour pen down strike.
The employees were protesting against a government
decision to divide the corporation in two parts to extend
better civic services to the residents of the capital of over
10 million people.
"The protesters became angry following a rumor that one
of their colleagues was beaten by the police... they chased
the policemen hurling brickbats prompting the policemen to
retaliate with batons," a photojournalist said.