Safe road demand: RUET students block Dhaka-Rajshahi highway
01:40 PM, August 05, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:19 PM, August 05, 2018

Safe roads: RUET students block Dhaka-Rajshahi highway, stage demo

Several hundred students of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) have blocked the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway protesting attacks on students by police and alleged Chhatra League men at Jhigatola in Dhaka, and also demanding safe roads.

In solidarity with the protesting students of schools and colleges, the students gathered at Talaimari intersection on the highway around 11:00am today and enforced the blockade, only allowing emergency service vehicles to pass through, reports our Rajshahi staff correspondent from the spot.

Meanwhile, students of Rajshahi University (RU) also staged demonstration by forming a human chain on the university campus in the morning, while RU teachers brought out a silent procession expressing solidarity with the ongoing nationwide student movement demanding safe roads.

This is the third day, students are staging demonstration in Rajshahi after students of schools and colleges in Dhaka began their protest programmes on Sunday, July 29, and are continuing the demonstrations for the eighth day today.

The students began the protests in Dhaka demanding justice for the two victims killed in a road accident at Airport Road in the capital on July 29.

The protests soon spread across the country, also causing uproar in the social media, while transport workers have suspended bus services in all districts fearing vandalism by the demonstrating students.

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