Dhaka – Police on Tuesday fired teargas in to disperse protesters who called a half-day strike in Dhaka to protest price-hike of gas, organizers said.
The lawmen also arrested a few pickets from Dhaka’s Shhabagh area as the police identified them as troublemakers.
The shutdown began at 6am and lasted up to 12pm of the day.
Earlier, the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and the Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) announced the programme.
SSC examination centres and vehicles carrying examinees, fire service, ambulance, and emergency gas and electricity supply remained out of the purview of the strike.
The repeated gas price has been a culture and a common phenomenon of the ruling Awami League and is irrigational, illogical, unaccepted and anti-people move, according to handout of the parties on Friday.
“We will compel the government to lift the decision by waging mass pretest”, the release said.
On Thursday, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) announced the gas prices hike for all consumers that will come into force in two phases.