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BNP's 24-hour nationwide blockade begins 

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Update: 2023-11-29 09:21:20
BNP's 24-hour nationwide blockade begins 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has begun its nationwide blockade on roads, rails, and waterways today (November 29).

The party's senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the announcement on Monday.

According to the announcement, the blockade begins at 6:00 am and will continue until 6:00 am Thursday morning and, later, a 24-hour hartal will start right after the blockade ends.

BNP-Jamaat and its allies have previously staged blockades in seven phases to mount pressure on the government to quit power and hold the next general election under a non-partisan government.

Those blockades saw a low presence of traffic on streets, with occasional incidents of arson attacks on public transport.

Meanwhile, in Gazipur's Dhirasram area, unidentified individuals set ablaze a truck near Rabeya Anwar Nagar Matrisadan around 2:00pm yesterday.

In Feni, miscreants set fire to a parked car at BNP leader Akbar Hossain's house in Daganbhuiyan upazila early yesterday.

At least 225 arson attacks, mostly on vehicles, were reported across the country between October 28 and November 28 evening.

BDST: 0916 HRS, NOV 29, 2023

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