Two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) threw chairs to each other following an altercation over seating arrangement just before its rally began at Suhrawardi Uddyan in Dhaka this afternoon.
BCL organised the programme commemorating Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Fazilatunnesa.
The chaos erupted between the BCL leaders and activists of Dhaka University and Jagannath University units over sitting in the front row around 2:30pm, witnesses said.
They hurled chairs at each other for over 20-minute before the programme started.
Siddiqi Nazmul Alam, general secretary of central BCL, told the daily that they will take organisational steps against the feuding BCL men.
Thousands of leaders and activists of BCL thronged the rally venue to participate the programme, Alam added.