BNP brings out their pre-scheduled rally marking the 48th Independence Day at 2:00 pm on Tuesday.
Hundreds of leaders and activists of the party and its associate bodies started gathering in front of its Nayapaltan central office and its adjacent areas with small processions since noon.
The BNP men joined the rally towards Shantinagr from Nayapaltan, led by their central leaders, carrying the national flag, placards, banners, festoons and portraits of party top leaders amid huge presence of law enforcers.
They chanted various slogans seeking their party Chairperson Khaleda Zia's release.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir inaugurated the rally around 2pm in front of the party's central office.
The rally ended at Nayapaltan around one hour later after parading Kakrail and Shantinagar roads, creating traffic tailbacks in Motijheel, Fakirerpool, Bijoynagar, Kakrail, Shantinagr and Malibagh areas.