Protestors attack Hanif

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s special aide and Awami League leader Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif was thrown bottles at in Shahbagh Thursday afternoon. reporter said Hanif arrived Shahbagh at around 5:30pm, willing to speak at the mass gathering of mostly youths demanding death verdict for Jamaat-e-Islami Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Molla.

But at one point, he was thrown bottles at and had to leave Shahbagh without saying a single word, said the reporter.

Awami League Presidium member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury had visited Shahbagh Wednesday night, but returned without speaking a word.

However, several Awami League leaders have earlier visited Shahbag and expressed their solidarity with the protestors.

Prime ministerial advisor Toufique-e-Elahi Chowdhury expressed solidarity Thursday afternoon.

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 pronounced life in prison for Molla Tuesday.

An online activist body, Blogger and Online Activist Forum, rejected the verdict as ‘too light’ hours after the judgement was delivered and called for a protest at Shahbagh. Later, thousands of people joined the protest. The sit-in protest continued for the third consecutive day Thursday.

The protesters have announced a grand rally for

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