A massive rally lead by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party has began in Dhaka. The BNP is one of Bangladesh’s main opposition parties. An estimated 20,000 security forces have been deployed to monitor the crowds, which protestors claim to number above a million people. Preliminary protests over the last few days have seen protestors killed and injured, so things on the ground are very tense. Photos have emerged of security forces checking the cellphones as well as ID’s of people headed to the protest.
Massive turnout in Dhaka to attend the opposition BNP rally today. The surrounding streets are filled with opposition activists as the main venue became jam packed since yesterday evening, immediately after the police permission. pic.twitter.com/bGRpgtUS9R
— Mohammad Ali Mazed (@MazedMohammad) December 10, 2022
Police at Abdullahpur check post are checking mobile phone's photo gallery before allowing people to enter Dhaka as BNP is set to hold its divisional rally at Golapbagh field this morning. pic.twitter.com/iGF63Ew6Yt
— munware alam nirjhor (@munwarenj) December 10, 2022
As part of BNP's divisional mass meeting across the country, the Dhaka Divisional Assembly is going to be held today on December 10 at Golap Bagh in the capital. Strict security measures have been taken by the law and order forces around the rally.#dhakacity #bnp pic.twitter.com/pSAlzNxmib
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