20 hurt at pro-hartal elements clash with cops in city
Dhaka, Feb 23 (UNB) - At least 20 people, including three cops, were injured, mostly with bullets, as the pro-hartal activists clashed with police in old part of the city on Saturday evening.
Witnesses said the activists of several Islamic parties brought out a procession in favour of Sunday’s hartal from Patuatuli under Kotwali police station at about 6:45 pm. When the procession reached Noabazar, police tried to resist it, triggering a clash.
At one stage, police fired teargas shells and sprayed rubber bullets to disperse the procession, leaving 20 people injured. However, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station AB Siddique said 10 people, including three policemen, were injured in the incident.
Posted by: Steve White