Police foil BNP demos


MNA National Desk: Police on Friday obstructed and foiled rallies of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in at least 25 districts and upazilas. At least 10 BNP activists were injured and several activists were also detained.

The party and its associate bodies organised the rallies marking the fourth anniversary of the controversial 2014 national elections, which they call ‘Democracy Killing Day’.

The party was earlier also barred from holding its scheduled 5 January rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city.

BNP leaders alleged that police did not even allow them to hold their 5 January rally in front of the party’s Naya Paltan central office.

BNP observes 5 January as ‘Democracy Killing Day’ while AL does it as ‘Victory Day for Democracy’.