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Anti-rape long march comes under attack in Feni, dozens injured

  • Published at 03:00 pm October 17th, 2020
Student protesters blame police over failure to protect participants of the anti-rape long march to Noakhali which came under attack in Feni town Saturday morning, October 17, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The incident took place at the town's Central Shaheed Minar area in the morning

At least 20 protesters on an anti-rape long march to Noakhali from Dhaka were injured in an attack allegedly carried out by ruling party backed student and youth wings as well as the local law enforcement in Feni town.

The incident took place at the Central Shaheed Minar area of Feni town around 11:30am Saturday morning.

“Groups of men from Bangladesh Chhatra League and Juba League came down with sticks on student protesters observing a peaceful demonstration causing the rally participants to scatter,” claimed Bangladesh Chhatra Union President Mehedi Hasan Nobel.

Abdullah Al Kafi Ratan, one of the protesters and an activist of a left-leaning party, said: “We started our program at the central Shaheed Minar in Feni around 10am. After finishing our program, when we got on the bus for Begumganj at around 11:30am, groups of Chhatra League and Juba League men, suddenly attacked the bus and the police facilitated the attack.”

However, when contacted, Feni Model police station OC Alamgir Hossain told Dhaka Tribune that the police did not attack protesters but immediately chased the attackers away. “The police have provided all possible assistance in carrying out the scheduled long march.”

Meanwhile, speaking to journalists on the spot, Anwar Hossain, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Chittagong Range of police, said police will take actions once a formal complaint is filed over today’s attack on the anti-rape long march in Feni.

The protesters started the long-march program Friday to realize their nine-point demand amid growing incidents of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women across the country in recent times.

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