Protests flare up seeking road safety

Published at 08:22pm on August 01, 2018

Chanting slogans for justice, hundreds of students clad in school or college uniforms took to the streets in Bangladesh capital Dhaka for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.The students protesting at the death of two students killed in a fatal road accident on Sunday in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road in Dhaka demanded safe road and punishment of those who were driving without valid licence.The protesting students blocked different roads in the capital disrupting traffic movement which led to serious trouble for the commuters.

They placed a nine-point demands including justice, resignation of shipping minister Shajahan Khan, also executive president of Road Transport Workers Federation, and his apology to the nation. They also called for capital punishment for the driver, the provision of a pedestrian footbridge at the treacherous crossing, and the banning vehicles without fitness certificates.
Video by Abudllah Apu
Protests flare up seeking road safety

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