BNP men clash with police, vandalise vehicles in Barisal

Activists of Bangladesh Nationalist party vandalise vehicles on Sadar Road in Barisal on Firday during clash with police. — New Age photo

Activists of Bangladesh Nationalist party vandalise vehicles on Sadar Road in Barisal on Friday during clash with police. — New Age photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists in Barisal on Friday clashed with police and damaged vehicles after a rally held at the Ashwini Kumar Hall premises on Friday. The police detained three activists at the spot during the clash. The BNP men rallied in front of the party office at Ashwini Kumar Hall premises at around 11:00am in protest at the attacks on the party men at Bakshibazar in the capital carried out by Bangladesh Chhatra League and police. They also protested the arrest and harassment of police by lodging false cases in connection with Bakhsibazar incident, at the rally. Witnesses said after the rally, BNP activists tried to bring out a procession on city roads while police intercepted them and dispersed eventually charging batons. Being dispersed, the activists began vandalising vehicles and threw stones on police. Sakhawat Hossain, Kotwali police station officer-in-charge, said police went to action to maintain law and order in the city. Case would be lodged against detained troublemakers, he added.

Source: New Age