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Protests against Bangladesh election turn violent

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Violent clashes erupted in Bangladesh Sunday as opposition supporters took to the streets to protest against a Jan. 5 general election which they are boycotting. Clashes were seen erupting at the Supreme Court compound between pro-government activists and lawyers denouncing the legitimacy of the planned vote, as well as journalists who had rocks thrown at their rally at the National Press Club. The leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Begum Khaleda Zia, called for a march on the capital, Dhaka, in defiance of a police ban to protest against what she calls the "farcical" election. Dozens of police were deployed late on Saturday (December 28) to stop former premier Khaleda from leaving her house, and were seen stopping media from getting near her house after she was barred from attending the march. Khaleda said the "march for democracy" would go on Monday (December 30). One person wa

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