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Bangladesh Police charge baton on protesters against sculpture

Our Correspondent, Dhaka, 4 December : Muslim devotees chanting slogans against the creation of sculptures and police locked into a clash in front of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the Dhaka’s Paltan area on Friday afternoon.

The confrontation took place after the protesters tried to block the road in front of the mosque after Jumma prayers, shows some photos our Staff Photographer Mahmud Hossain Opu snapped at the scene.

DMP Motijheel Division Additional Deputy Commissioner Enamul Haq told Our Correspondent that the protesters tried to bring out a procession without obtaining permission from the police.

“Thus, we dispersed them and deployed additional forces in the area to avoid any unpleasant situation,” he said.

No arrests were made in this connection and the situation was eventually brought under control, he added.

The police on Friday charged baton on protesters who brought out a procession protesting at erection of sculptures, and ‘harassment’ of Hefazat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque and Islami Andolan Bangladesh leader Syed Faizul Karim.

They also picked up at least two protesters from the spot while one sustained injuries while fleeing from the procession.

The protesters brought out a procession from the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after the Juma prayers.

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