BNP to stage countrywide demo Monday

BNP to stage countrywide demo Monday


BNP on Saturday announced that its leaders and activists will bring out processions across the country on Monday protesting the attack on their peaceful black-flag demonstration programme in the city.

Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi declared the fresh protest programme at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.

He said the programme is also meant for forcing the government to release its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

The BNP leader said their party leaders and followers will bring out processions at all thanas in the capital and in all metropolitan cities and district towns on Monday.

Rizvi alleged that police attacked their party leaders and activists and foiled their programme without any provocation in the morning in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office.

“Law enforcers are behaving like desperate terrorists. They’re attacking the opposition to prolong the power of the current illegal government. They’re showing inhumanity and brutality towards BNP leaders and activists,” he observed.

The BNP leader claimed that their party’s at least 320 leaders and activists, including several women activists, were injured as police charged baton on them.

Rizvi also said police arrested over 150 BNP leaders and followers, including its joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal and central leader Mostafizur Rahman Babul and some women leaders.

Earlier in the day, police foiled BNP’s black-flag showing programme in front of its central office protesting the denial of permission to hold a rally in the city.

BNP on February 22, announced the programme protesting the denial of permission for its planned rally on Thursday demanding the release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

On February 8 last, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.


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