November 11, 1987 |
Riot police shot and killed three people Tuesday as about 5,000 demonstrators tried to force the resignation of President Hussain Mohammed Ershad. About 6,000 policemen used shotguns and tear gas against rock-throwing demonstrators taking part in a day of protest billed as the "Siege of Dhaka." There was no serious disruption of government activity.
November 10, 1987 |
The government halted bus, train and ferry boat service into Dhaka, closed universities and invoked laws against public assembly Monday on the eve of an opposition effort to force the resignation of President Hussain Mohammed Ershad. Ershad said the steps taken by the government, including the preventive arrest of more than 1,400 people and the deployment of thousands of riot police, are necessary because the opposition's planned "siege of Dhaka" is unconstitutional.