Oil price strike in Bangladesh
Left party activists argue with policemen after they were stopped from proceeding forward during a rally in the capital. Police used pepper spray, water cannons and batons to dissipate dozens of activists who tried to march through the streets of Bangladesh's capital.
Scared passengers jump off a bus as activists of left parties threaten them with dire consequences.
A leftist party activist shouts warning for a bus to stop plying during the half-day strike.
A policeman uses tear gas spray to disperse activists of left parties during the strike.
Policemen stop activists of left parties as they start a procession. A combination of three left parties which includes the Communist Party of Bangladesh, called for the strike to protest against an oil price hike.
Policemen march ahead of protestors during a rally against a hike in fuel prices. The banner reads â€œProtest against fuel price hike. Half-day nationwide general strike Jan 16â€.
Left party activists carry an activist who was injured during a rally on a rickshaw.