Fishermen block Bangladesh highway to protest against fishing ban

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Bangladeshi fishermen block the country's busiest highway connecting the main cities of Dhaka and Chittagong as they protest against a two-month long fishing ban in the Bay of Bengal in Chittagong. Several thousands of them were out in full force yesterday to rally against the ban that they said will drive them out of business.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2019, with the headline 'Fishermen block Bangladesh highway to protest against fishing ban'. Print Edition | Subscribe