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Bangladesh: Tens of thousands of BNP supporters rally in Sylhet defying government orders

Tens of thousands of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters and activists rallyied through the streets of Sylheton on Saturday.

Split over different groups and wearing colourful caps and t-shirts, protesters gathered in the Madrasha field, demanding the current government cabinet to resign over the killing of activists.

Media sources reported that the protests began on Friday evening, with thousands chanting slogans and holding placards while marching towards the rally venue in procession.

For months now, BNP has organised rallies and protests against the price hike of essential goods and demanding new elections and the release of Khaleda Zia, former prime minister and BNP leader, imprisoned since 2018.

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