CHITTAGONG, Feb 23 (BSS)-Ruling Awami League (AL) led 14- party alliance staged their pre-scheduled rallies in the city as elsewhere in the district in line with their central protest programme, protesting the Friday's countrywide Jamaat-Shibir backed Islamic activists mayhem.
The leaders demanded those who were involved in Friday's nationwide terrorist acts and vandalism perpetrated by using the name of Islam and mosque be brought under trial.
They also urged the people of all walks of life including their grass root-level leaders and activists to stay in streets tomorrow to resist Jamaat-Shibir backed Islamists parties' hartal call.
A huge rally led by AL city unit General Secretary Kazi Enamul Hoq Danu that started from Shahid Minar paraded important city streets and terminated on Chittagong Press Club (CPC) premises .
Meanwhile, another huge flag procession of the Gana Jagaran Manch was brought out as per central programme of Shahabagh from CPC premises this afternoon.
Thousands of protesters carrying a big national flag marched toward Shaheed Minar that also terminated on CPC premises after passing through important city streets.
The protesters chanted full-throated slogans and called for resisting Jamaat-Shibir fundamentalist forces.