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Bangladesh: Locals at Phulbari blockaded district protesting the visit of Asia Energy’s country chief

Author: Daily Star [Bangladesh], Published on: 26 November 2014

Locals at Phulbari...blockaded the upazila in Dinajpur district protesting the visit of Asia Energy’s country chief on the issue of an open-pit coalmine in the area...The blockade follows...reported widespread vandalism and protests after Gary Lye, country director of Asia Energy, went to the area to meet company officials there. The 12-hour blockade enforced by locals led by the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports started at 6:00am...Long route and local bus services, on Dinajpur-Dhaka however, remained suspended. However trains operated normally till filing the report at noon. 



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