05 Mar '11, 4pm

Thousands in Bangladesh protest Muhammad Yunus’ dismissal-- read more:

Thousands in Bangladesh protest Muhammad Yunus’ dismissal-- read more:

DHAKA - Thousands of employees and customers of Grameen Bank protested in Bangladesh on Saturday over the sacking of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus as head of the microfinance institution he pioneered. The 70-year-old economist was dismissed as managing director of Dhaka-based Grameen Bank by Bangladesh's central bank last Wednesday in what his supporters said was the culmination of a vendetta against him. Grameen Bank workers and customers formed peaceful human chains across the country, police said, carrying banners calling on the government to stop its "harassment" of the 2006 Nobel Peace prize winner. "We protested against the government's attempt to oust Professor Yunus. We think his dismissal is politically motivated and part of a long campaign to humiliate him," said Nurul Amin Khandaker, a Grameen Bank accountant. Supporters say Yunus's troubles stem from 2007, when...

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