Khaleda’s treatment abroad: Thousands gather in Naya Paltan for BNP rally
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is holding protests across the country demanding the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and sending her abroad for better treatment.
The rally is scheduled to begin at 2pm in front of the party office at Dhaka's Naya Paltan. However, leaders and workers from the party's various organisations began gathering at the venue from 9am.
Around 15,000-20,000 people have gathered in front of the BNP office, blocking one side of the road, reports our photojournalist Amran Hossain.
Vehicles were moving on the other side of the road. To avoid any untoward incident, multiple police teams have arrived at the site.
BNP leaders and activists were seen waving placards and festoons and shouting slogans at the time. However, no senior leader had arrived at the location yet.