“The majority of schools, offices and shops are closed for the strike.” Oh yes, this is just what Bangladesh needs. “Islam: national strike in Bangladesh in film protest,” from AGI, September 23 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
(AGI) Dhaka – A national strike has been called in Bangladesh in protest against the amateur film mocking the Prophet Muhammad. The majority of schools, offices and shops are closed for the strike called by opposition parties. Thousands of police flooded the streets of the capital of a country with a population of 153 million, a large majority of whom are Muslims. Forty activists were briefly detained after trying to set up a barricade in one of the city’s central streets. . .