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Leftist parties call 6-hour nationwide hartal on November 30

  • Published at 05:53 pm November 23rd, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:01 pm November 23rd, 2017
Leftist parties call 6-hour nationwide hartal on November 30
In protest of the impending increase in electricity prices, a number of leftist parties in Bangladesh have called a six-hour nationwide hartal on Thursday, November 30.
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The Communist Party of Bangladesh, Socialist Party of Bangladesh, and Democratic Left Alliance of Bangladesh announced the hartal through a press release on Thursday, November 23, after the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commisison (BERC) said it planned to hike the price of electricity for retail consumers by 5.3%. According to the press release, the hartal shall begin at 6am and end at 2pm on November 30.