United protests continue as day 4 starts

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Staff Reporter:

Several hundred demonstrators, who had been demanding reforms in the civil service quota system, resumed their protests in front of the Dhaka University Central Library this morning.

They gathered in front of the library and chanted slogans demanding quota-reform and also protesting Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury’s remarks, reports our correspondent from the spot.

In a dramatic turn of events, the two factions of demonstrators, who had been demanding reforms in the civil service quota system, reunited yesterday and called for nationwide road blockade and strike at universities and colleges from today.

On Monday night, Matia Chowdhury had said in parliament, “Will the children and successors of those who risked their lives to fight for independence not get an opportunity? Will the children of Razakars get the chance? Will the quota for the freedom fighters be shrunk for them?”unb

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