The people of Phulbari upazila observed Phulbari Day in honour of the protestors who were killed during firing by law enforcers in 2006. Commemorating the deceased, Phulbari people built an altar on the riverbank of Chhoto Jamuna and started laying flowers at the altar since the morning. They also organised discussion and a mourning procession.
At least three persons were killed and 70 others injured as police and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) opened fire on people protesting the Phulbari coalmine project on August 26, 2006.
The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power, and Port organised the protest rally.
The Phulbari opencast coal project is being proposed by London-based GCM Resources, formerly Asia Energy.