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Bangladesh orders curfew after protest turns violent

Bangladesh's military authorities imposed a 14-hour curfew here after a massive antigovernment demonstration Monday in which at least two people were reported killed and more than 200 injured.

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Troops were called in to help restore order after police failed to halt the scheduled demonstration by an estimated 25,000 people calling for an end to military rule and a return to parliamentary democracy.

The state radio said the curfew would be imposed indefinitely. It also said a ban on political activity, lifted two weeks ago after 19 months in force, was being reimposed.