Nationwide student protests enter seventh day in Bangladesh

Agency News

The nationwide student protests in Bangladesh, sparked by the death of two teenagers mowed down by a speeding bus here has entered seventh straight day on Saturday.

Though the authorities have pleaded with students to call off the protests that have paralysed Dhaka and spread beyond the capital, with vehicles vandalised and clashes with police in some parts, yet the demonstrators defied the orders and took to streets that brought the traffic to a standstill.

According to reports, some students- mostly in their mid-teens clogged Shantinagar intersection , checking whether cars and buses had valid licenses and were in a roadworthy condition. (UNI)