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July 11, 1986

Heavily armed Bangladeshi police fought demonstrators hurling gasoline bombs in running battles in Dhaka that left at least 200 people injured on the opening day of Parliament, which was boycotted by most opposition members. Trouble flared when activists of the seven-party opposition alliance headed by Khaleda Zia tried to break through the six-mile-long security ring around the building. President Hussain Mohammed Ershad opened the nation's third elected assembly in 16 years with a two-hour speech as 92 of 102 opposition members demonstrated by staging a "mock Parliament" outside.

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