Police attacked a procession of lawyers and journalists in the city when they were trying to march towards BNP’s Nayapaltan central office to join the opposition’s ‘March for Democracy’ rally on Sunday.
Witnesses said several men including a journalist were injured in police attack.
A group of SC lawyers, led by Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, adviser to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and vice-chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council, brought out a procession on the Supreme Court premises around 11:30am to attend the ‘March for Democracy’ programme.
As they were trying to come out of the court premises in a procession, police fired teargas shells and sprayed water from water cannon to foil the procession. Later, the lawyers took shelter at the Bar Council Bhaban.
When the lawyers tried again to gather in front of the Supreme Court main gate, police charged a sound grenade, leaving Abu Jafar Sheikh Manik, a journalist of ‘Dainik Ghoshona’, injured,
Lawyers were trying to bring out the procession till filing of the report at 12:30pm.
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