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36-hr road, river blockade ends in Rangamati
The 36-hour road- and river-way blockade, enforced by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) demanding the re-election at a polling centre in Bhusanchhara union parishad (UP) in Barakal upazila, ended peacefully on Tuesday evening.
A group of leaders and activists of the PCJSS brought out a procession in the district to press home their demands and held a protest rally in the afternoon.
No long route-vehicular movement was seen anywhere in the district in the morning. No launch left from the launch ghat of the district for other upazilas of the district.
Additional policemen were deployed in major points of the district town to ward off any untoward incidents.
Earlier, PCJSS chief Santu Larma announced the 36-blockade programme at a rally at the district town on June 12, alleging that local Awami League activists were involved in vote rigging at Chhoto Harina Government Primary School centre during Bhusonchhara UP election on June 4.
Meanwhile, the PCJSS again announced another road- and river-ways blockade in Rangamati district on June 19, 20 and 21 over the same issue.
The announcement was made in a statement signed by PCJSSS general secretary Nilotpal Khisa on Tuesday.