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Protesting students vandalize police wrecker in front AL office

  • Published at 10:25 pm July 31st, 2018
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File Photo: Demonstrating students from different schools and colleges are seen being chased by police [not in picture] at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday; July 31, 2018 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

According to eye-witnesses, several protesting students broke a police wrecker with brickbats at the Dhanmondi-Science Lab intersection at 2pm

Protesting students have vandalized two vehicles, including a police wrecker, in front of Awami League president's political office at Dhanmondi in Dhaka.

Students also tried to vandalize several media house vehicles that were stationed in front of the office to give coverage to Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader's press conference on Tuesday afternoon. However, they were driven away from the scene by Awami League activists.

According to eye-witnesses, several protesting students broke a police wrecker with brickbats at the Dhanmondi-Science Lab intersection at 2pm. To save itself, the wrecker entered the adjacent Dhanmondi 3/A road and stationed itself in front of Awami League's office. 

But students entered that road as well, and afterwards, tried to vandalize the parked vehicles there, but were driven away by journalists and Awami League activists.

During the chase, Dhanmondi unit Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, led by Rajibul Islam Bappy, general secretary of Dhanmondi thana BCL unit, harassed several journalists of different television channels who were there to cover the general secretary's press release.


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Bappy also threatened the journalists, demanding that if any of them published news about the incident journalists have to pay.

Agitated and aggrieved students have continued their protests for a third day in Dhaka, demanding punishment for the driver of the bus that killed two college students on Sunday. The students also demanded an apology from Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan for his remarks on the incident.

Dhaka’s busy traffic came to a grinding halt during the morning rush hours, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.

Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College students Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib were killed on Sunday when a bus ploughed through a group of students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road.

Agitated students blocked the streets and vandalized vehicles after the incident. They also protested, blocking streets, on Monday.