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Protesters continue checking licences in Mirpur

  • Published at 06:49 pm August 3rd, 2018
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Students regulate traffic in Mirpur, Dhaka during a nationwide student movement for road safety on Friday, August 03, 2018 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

A group of unidentified men were seen scolding student protesters in Mirpur 2 area to leave the streets

Locals and students in Mirpur, Dhaka continued stopping vehicles and checking drivers' licences on Friday.

Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, a local resident, asking not to be named, said small groups of students and locals are spread out between Mirpur 1 and Bhashantek areas.

“They started checking vehicles around 11am,” he said.

There has been no incidence of violence in the area, he added.


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Around 3pm, a Dhaka Tribune photographer witnessed a group of unidentified men approaching a group of student protesters in the Mirpur 2 area, where, after trying to convince the protesters to leave the streets, scolded them.

The protesters left the area shortly afterwards.

Locals were heard saying the men were members of ruling party affiliates.

Around 300-400 protesters held a small rally in Mirpur 10 in the afternoon, but they did not block the roads, our photographer said.

A group of unidentified men are seen speaking with student protesters in Mirpur 2, Dhaka on Friday, August 03, 2018 | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Students continued demonstrations for the sixth consecutive day on Friday demanding road safety and strict implementation of traffic laws, following the incident where two college students were run over and killed on Sunday.

During the protests, students have been regulating traffic in Dhaka and other cities and checking vehicles to see if the drivers are carrying valid licences.


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Amid the demonstrations, enraged locals in Moghbazar set a bus on fire on Friday afternoon after it hit a motorbike, killing the rider.

Students staging demonstrations in Kakrail, Mirpur, Manik Mia Avenue, and Uttara, and were seen regulating traffic on different roads, including the Asad gate area.