Opposition leaders in Bangladesh have announced a campaign of non-co-operation in a bid to forced the government to meet their conditions for the December 8 elections.
GVs & SVs People marching through streets of Dhaka, with banners. (2 SHOTS)
SV PULL BACK TO GV People gathered in square.
GV Marchers with banners arrive. (3 SHOTS)
SV PAN Sheik Hasina Wazed waving to crowd PAN TO crowd.
SV Leaders on rostrum ZOOM TO former President Abdus Sattar seated.
GV ZOOM TO SVs People sheltering from rain under banners. (2 SHOTS)
GV Crowds at rally.
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Background: Opposition leaders in Bangladesh have announced a campaign of non-co-operation in a bid to forced the government to meet their conditions for the December 8 elections. the announcement was made at a ten-thousand-strong rally held in the capital, Dhaka, on October 14. It is part of a programmed spelt out by the two main opposition 'alliance, led by Sheik Hasina Wazed and Khaleda Zia of the Islamic fundamentalist Jamat-E-Islami Party. Former President Abdus Sattar was present at the rally. Opposition leaders have called for a 24-hour national strike on December 8. They have also called; for a resistance 'fortnight' from October 27, and urged people to stop paying taxes from December 8 -- the date set for the start of a full campaign of non-co-operation with the military rulers. The opposition is demanding an end to martial law, and an interim government to conduct the elections. Both alliances have rejected an offer, by President Hossain Mohammad Ershad, of a gradual relaxation of martial law top encourage the opposition to take part in the polls.