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Firey protests erupt in the streets of Dhaka

Bangladesh's largest Islamic party clashed with baton-wielding police in Dhaka, on Monday. The protesters, from the group Jamaat-e-Islami, are demanding the release of their leaders, who were charged with crimes during the country's independence war with Pakistan in 1971.

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Members of Jamaat-e-Islami throw bricks at police and start a fire during a clash in Dhaka on Monday.

 Reuters reports that at least 50 were injured and 30 vehicles were set ablaze during the clashes in downtown Dhaka.

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A Bangladeshi armored vehicle patrols as a motorcycle burns after being set ablaze by Jamaat-e-Islami activists during riots in Dhaka on Sept. 19.

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Police arrest a member of Jamaat-e-Islami during a clash in Dhaka on Monday.

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