Police barred a procession march organised by the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) from moving towards the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
The LDA on Tuesday (16 August) organised the procession march towards the PMO to protest fuel oil price hike.
Leaders and activists of the left-leaning political parties alliance gathered at the capital's Paltan intersection area for the procession march.
During this time, they also called on the people to raise their voices against the increase in oil prices.
The procession march started from Paltan and passed through the Press Club.
However, police stopped the procession as it tried to cross Shahabg.
LDA protested in Shahbagh after being halted by the police.
"If the excess price of goods is not reduced within the next 24 days, then a half-day strike will be observed across the country on Thursday, 25th August. If the prices are not reduced, larger protest programmes will be arranged," LDA Coordinator Professor Abdus Sattar said.