Anti-war criminal demos continue
Police yesterday detained two youths -- Rabiul and Tarek -- on suspicion of being Islami Chhatra Shibir activists from the Chittagong Press Club area, where a sit-in demanding death penalty for war criminals was ongoing.
Meanwhile, Sharif Chouhan, convener of Shamprodayikota Birodhi Torun Udjog, Chittagong, which initiated the sit-in, said they would follow programmes declared from the Shahbagh demonstrations.
Thousands of people thronged the sit-in for the 10th consecutive day, chanting slogans, singing patriotic and mass songs and reciting poems like previous days.
Our Rajshahi University correspondent reports: Police reinforcements were brought in on the RU campus yesterday against the backdrop of alleged threats by Shibir to attack the demonstrations over the demand at Tukitaki Chattar.
Meanwhile, hundreds of teachers, students and staff continued processions, cultural programmes and rallies centring the â€œGonomanchaâ€, the venue of the demonstrations, on the ninth day.
Our Bogra correspondent reports: A grand convention of freedom fighters will be held today at â€œGonojagoron Manchaâ€ in Shatmatha, the venue for the demonstrations at Bogra, declared Muktijoddha Sangsad's Bogra unit on Thursday.