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BNP’s black-flag procession on Jan 11

Staff Correspondent - January 8th, 2013

The opposition BNP-led 18-party alliance will bring out black-flag processions across the country on January 11 to protest the notorious 1/11 (enforcement of martial law) in 2007.
Opposition BNP coordinator, also a spokesman of the party, Tariqul Islam announced the protest programme at Nayapaltan central office in the capital on Sunday evening.
Addressing a press briefing, the senior leader of the party Tariqul expressed gratitude for the people for observing countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal on Sunday.
The opposition 18-party alliance enforced the hartal to protest the latest fuel price hike.
A military-backed government took over the state power on January 11, 2007.
The tenure of the then military-backed government was around two years.
High-profile political and business leaders were sent to jail, including the incumbent Prime Minister and Opposition Leader.