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Students form human chain on Pragati Sarani

  • Published at 02:19 pm March 21st, 2019
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Some of the protesters have postponed their demonstrations until March 28

Protesting students have formed a human chain on Dhaka's Pragati Sarani, in front of Bashundhara Residential gate.

Over a hundred students participated in the human chain, formed right beside the spot where Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury was killed, from 12:30pm. 

However, until this report was filed, no road blocks had been placed; unlike in the last two days when traffic at different parts of Dhaka came at a standstill due to road blockades. 

Additional police forces have kept watch over the demonstrators. 

On Tuesday,  an honours first year student of the International Relations Department at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) was killed in an accident in front of Dhaka's Jamuna Future Park.

Abrars death sparked a massive protest by students from different universities, who have been holding demonstrations by blocking the streets in different parts of Dhaka, demanding justice for Abrar and capital punishment for those responsible.

Later on Wednesday, some protesters postponed their demonstrations by a week, until March 28.

This is the second wave of student protests demanding road safety, after students took the streets all across the country in August last year, after the death of two students who were run over by a bus on Airport Road in Dhaka.