Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators started the grand rally titled ‘jagoron somabesh’ Friday afternoon at Projonmo Chattar in the city’s Shahbagh demanding capital punishment to all war criminals, including Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah.

Leaders of various student organizations have been addressing the grand rally that began around 3:30pm.

The student leaders, once again, affirmed their demand of death penalty for all war criminals.

Organizers following Thursday’s candlelight vigil urged all to join Friday’s rally, saying that a declaration of the next course of action will come from the program.

The movement began on February 5, hours after a war crimes tribunal sentenced Quader Mollah to life term in prison for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war.

BBN/SSR/AD-15Feb13-7:26 pm (BST)