Police charge batons on Qwwali rally in city

14 January 2022

At least two activists of People Activists Coalition (PAC) were injured as police swung batons on their protest rally in front of National Museum on Thursday.
PAC organized the rally in front of the National Museum around 4 pm protesting the attack of Chhatra League on Qwwali Mahfil at TSC on Wednesday.
Police used batons to try to disperse the rally soon after the organisers opened the banner of the programme, said Ratul Mohammad, one of the organizing bodies of People Activist Coalition (PAC).
Organizer of PAC Shimul Chowdhury and Sojib Tushar were injured in the police attack", he added.
Moudud Hawlader, officer in-charge of Shahbagh police station said "Recently, the government has imposed restrictions on religious, political and social rallies and programmes to prevent the spread of new Covid-19 variant 'Omicron'. So, when they tried to stage the rally, we just stopped them and they went away, the OC added.

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