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Thousands of uniforms stagnate traffic in Bangladesh’s capital after student death

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) check commuters at a check post in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Students were seen approaching vehicles, including police vans, asking the person behind the steering wheel to present their driver’s license.

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  • Last updated:November 26, 2021 11:52 IST
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On Thursday, a large crowd blocked a busy street in the Bangladesh capital, harassing drivers and protesting the death of a high school student in a car accident. Thousands of uniformed students have stalled traffic around Dhaka’s main commercial district and near the Capitol.

Others marched to the mayor’s office and demanded prompt prosecution from the driver of a garbage truck accused of running fatally over the students. “We won’t go home until we get justice,” Sabit Bin Arif told AFP.

“We want justice. We want the safety of our lives on the road. How do we sit down when our friends are killed by such negligence? Can you do that? “The 18-year-old added.

Students were seen approaching vehicles, including police vans, asking the person behind the steering wheel to present their driver’s license.

In 2018, a similar street protest caused by the deaths of two students in a bus accident led to a national movement, suspending national traffic for a week and urging government crackdowns.

Authorities later introduced a road law that would tighten penalties for reckless driving, but students who participated in Thursday’s protest said the measures were not well underway. “This time, we will not return until our rights are secured. We are not against the government. We want road safety,” said 17-year-old Israt Jahan Ivy. I told AFP.

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Thousands of uniforms stagnate traffic in Bangladesh’s capital after student death

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