At least 20 leaders and activists of BNP have been injured as police baton-charged at a rally organized in front of the National Press Club on Saturday protesting the government’s decision to strip its founder, late president, Ziaur Rahman’s gallantry title of 'Bir Uttam'.
The clash started just after the party's standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain began his speech.
BNP leaders party senior joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Mosharraf Hossain, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Amanullah Aman, Habib-un-Nabi Khan was there.
BNP leaders said that police arrested some of their activists from the spot and Some leaders and activists of the party were also injured in the police attack.
On the other hand, BNP began the rally in front of the National Press Club around 10 am which was attended by several thousand BNP leaders and supporters from across the country.