An injured Bangladeshi man is carried on a stretcher at Chittagong hospital in Chittagong on April 4, 2016 after police opened fire at hundreds of villagers at a remote coastal town in Bangladesh's southeast, killing at least four people as violence erupted in protests over a joint venture Chinese coal-fired power plant. Photo: AFP An injured Bangladeshi man is carried on a stretcher at Chittagong hospital in Chittagong on April 4, 2016 after police opened fire at hundreds of villagers at a remote coastal town in Bangladesh's southeast, killing at least four people as violence erupted in protests over a joint venture Chinese coal-fired power plant. Photo: AFP
An injured Bangladeshi man is carried on a stretcher at Chittagong hospital in Chittagong on April 4, 2016 after police opened fire at hundreds of villagers at a remote coastal town in Bangladesh's southeast, killing at least four people as violence erupted in protests over a joint venture Chinese coal-fired power plant. Photo: AFP

Four killed as Bangladesh police opens fire on villagers protesting against construction of China-backed power plants

Around 500 villagers had gathered in Gandamara, a remote coastal town, to protest against the construction of two coal-fired power plants that they say will evict thousands from the area

An injured Bangladeshi man is carried on a stretcher at Chittagong hospital in Chittagong on April 4, 2016 after police opened fire at hundreds of villagers at a remote coastal town in Bangladesh's southeast, killing at least four people as violence erupted in protests over a joint venture Chinese coal-fired power plant. Photo: AFP An injured Bangladeshi man is carried on a stretcher at Chittagong hospital in Chittagong on April 4, 2016 after police opened fire at hundreds of villagers at a remote coastal town in Bangladesh's southeast, killing at least four people as violence erupted in protests over a joint venture Chinese coal-fired power plant. Photo: AFP
An injured Bangladeshi man is carried on a stretcher at Chittagong hospital in Chittagong on April 4, 2016 after police opened fire at hundreds of villagers at a remote coastal town in Bangladesh's southeast, killing at least four people as violence erupted in protests over a joint venture Chinese coal-fired power plant. Photo: AFP
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