University students block Shahbagh protesting Saturday’s attacks

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Staff Reporter:Several thousand university students on Sunday blocked Shahbagh intersection, one of the city’s busiest areas, protesting Saturday’s attacks on school and college students in Jigatala during their demonstrations demanding safe roads.

Students of Dhaka University, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital and Bangladesh University of Science of Technology (Buet) started gathering at the intersection around 11 am and blocked the road, disrupting vehicular movement.

When a procession of the students reached Jigatala, police lobbed teargas shells to disperse them around 1 pm.

Students also took position in Uttara House Building area, protesting the attacks around 12 pm.

Besides, students of East-West University took position in Rampura Bridge area around 1 pm.

Meanwhile, students of Shahjalal University of Science of Technology (Sust ) enforced strike on Sunday protesting Saturday’s attacks on students at Jigatala.

As per the previous announcement, the students gathered at the main gate of the university around 8am.

The protesting students locked the main gate of the university around 10 am, halting vehicular movement inside the campus.

Eleven students were arrested from the campus, said Dibangshu Paul, second officer of Jalalabad Police Station.

Later, BCL acting president Ruhul Amin and general secretary Imran Khan expressed their solidarity with the students.

The Bangladesh Chhatra League unit of SUST extended their support to the strike.

The students, who were managing the traffic at Jigatala intersection and Mirpur in the capital, came under attack on Saturday which left an unspecified number of students injured.unb

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