Protests rattle Bangladesh despite closure of school, colleges

Published at 12:53am on August 03, 2018

Students of different schools and colleges across Bangladesh took to the streets for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday, demanding punishment of those responsible for Sunday's road accident that killed their two fellows in the city and resignation of the shipping minister for his comments on the accident.

Although the government shut down all the educational institutions across the country for Thursday students wearing uniform and holding bag took to the streets across Dhaka in the morning.
School and college goers in different parts of the country, including Chittagong, Rajshahi, Faridpur and Chuadanga, Barisal staged demonstrations to press home the same demands.
On Sunday, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of the college section of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College, were killed as a 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan' bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road.

Video by Abdullah Apu

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