BNP forms human chain protesting Khaleda’s jailing
Published : Monday, 12 February, 2018 at 11:11 AM Count : 293
BNP leaders and activists formed a human chain in the city on Monday as part of its countrywide scheduled programme.
Several hundred BNP leaders and followers formed the chain around 10:30 am in front of Jatiya Press Club in the capital amid tight security protesting the jailing of its chairperson Khaleda Zia.
They chanted different slogans demanding immediate release of the BNP chief.
Police cordoned off the protesters to fend off any trouble, report UNB.
BNP's district, thana, upzila and city units are also scheduled to observe the programmes at their convenient time and places.
Earlier on Saturday, Rizvi announced a three-day protest programme at a press piefing.
As part of the programmes, the party will also hold an hour-long sit-in programme on Tuesday and a hunger strike from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday across the country.
A Dhaka court convicted Khaleda and sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8.
Later, BNP leaders and activists staged demonstrations on Friday and Statuary protesting Khaleda's conviction all over the country, including in the capital, amid obstruction by police .