On the other hand, at around 8:30 this morning, a group of leaders and activists of Svechchasevak Dal held a protest march in support of the blockade at Jitu Miar Mor and Kazirbazar Bridge area of the city. At that time they picketed the area. At one point the police arrived there and arrested Mamunur Rashid, the leader of the volunteer group.
It has been seen on the ground that in the fourth phase of the blockade, the traffic in Sylhet city has increased compared to the previous blockades. Although no long-distance passenger bus left Sylhet. People were seen moving in rickshaws, CNG-powered auto-rickshaws, private vehicles, Lagunas and motorcycles inside the city. CNG-powered autorickshaws and private vehicles ply from the city to various destinations. They complain that passengers have to pay more fare due to less traffic.
At Kadamtali Central Bus Terminal in the city, the bus counters are open but no buses are leaving. Due to this, passengers are suffering from not getting long-distance vehicles to the terminal area. From there, it was seen to transport long-distance passengers by microbuses and private cars. Police were seen patrolling the Sylhet-Dhaka highway. Police positions were also seen at various intersections inside the city.