University students block Shahbagh protesting at Saturday’s attacks

Police lob teargas shells to disperse protesters

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 13:51, Aug 05,2018


Several thousand university students on Sunday blocked Shahbagh intersection, one of the city’s busiest areas, protesting at Saturday’ sattacks on school and college students in Jigatala during their demonstrations demanding safe roads.

Students of Dhaka University, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology started gathering at the intersection around11:00am and blocked the road, disrupting vehicular movement.

When a procession of the students reached Jigatala, police lobbed teargas shells to disperse them around 1:00pm.

Students also took position in Uttara House Building area, protesting the attacks around12:00pm.

Besides, students of East-West University took position in Rampura Bridge area around1:00pm.

Meanwhile, students of Shahjalal University of Science of Technology enforced strike on Sunday protesting at Saturday’s attacks on students at Jigatala.

As per the previous announcement, the students gathered at the main gate of the university around 8:00am.

The protesting students locked the main gate of the university around 10:00am, halting vehicular movement inside the campus.

Eleven students were arrested from the campus, said Dibangshu Paul, second officer of Jalalabad Police Station.

Later, BCL acting president Ruhul Amin and general secretary Imran Khan expressed their solidarity with the students.

The Bangladesh Chhatra League unit of SUST extended their support to the strike.

The students, who were managing the traffic at Jigatala intersection and Mirpur in the capital, came under attack on Saturday which left an unspecified number of students injured.

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