Police use teargas as protesters in Dhaka torch vehicles

Protesters from Bangladesh's opposition parties took to the streets, torching vehicles and vandalising shops as riots broke out in various parts of the capital. Activists from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its alliance Jamaat-e-Islami marched through Dhaka shouting slogans and holding black flags. A vehicle was allegedly set on fire by the demonstrators, and the police retaliated by firing teargas into the marching crowd and beating protesters with batons. The BNP and Jamaat protesters launched the attacks while they were marching towards the BNP's Nayapaltan office to attend a protest rally called for by BNP's Chairperson Khaleda Zia.