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Bangladesh bans rallies fearing violence

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Bangladesh police Saturday banned all rallies in the capital Dhaka, fearing violence after the opposition called for "armed" protests to force elections under a caretaker government. 

Police confront striking garment workers in Narayanganj on September 26, 2013

The ban comes after an official from the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) urged supporters to stage non-stop protests starting October 25 armed with machetes and knives.

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