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In Photos: Dhaka Students Revolt as Bangladesh Govt Cracks Down

The deaths of two students killed by speeding buses sparked protests in Bangladesh. The protests intensified and became an embarrassment to the government in Bangladesh, reported Associate Press.

Students in Bangladesh carried out peaceful protests across the country.Students in Bangladesh carried out peaceful protests across the country.(Photo Courtesy: AP)

A well-known photographer and activist was arrested by policemen in plain clothes on Sunday, 5 August, following his comments against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on national television. Shaidul Alam had said in a TV interview that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had no credibility and was using “brute force” to stay in power. Amnesty International has demanded Alam’s immediate release.

 Shaidul Alam had said in a tv interview that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had no credibility. Shaidul Alam had said in a tv interview that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had no credibility.(Photo Courtesy: Arafatul Islam/The Quint, Altered by The Quint)

Pro-government youth groups attacked the protesters on Sunday.

Students in Bangladesh took to the streets to protest the death of two people who were killed by speeding buses.Students in Bangladesh took to the streets to protest the death of two people who were killed by speeding buses.(Photo Courtesy: AP)
State forces attack a unarmed protesting student.State forces attack a unarmed protesting student.(Photo Courtesy: The Rob’s‏/Twitter)
A Bangladeshi student poses as a dead body during a student protest in Dhaka.A Bangladeshi student poses as a dead body during a student protest in Dhaka.(Photo Courtesy: AP)
“It’s Our Time” says a placard, as students protest in Bangladesh.“It’s Our Time” says a placard, as students protest in Bangladesh.(Photo Courtesy: AP)

While it was less chaotic on Monday with sporadic protests, the police used tear gas against protesters at Dhaka’s East West University.

Bangladeshi students shout slogans as they block a road during a protest in DhakaBangladeshi students shout slogans as they block a road during a protest in Dhaka(Photo Courtesy: AP)
Students demand safe roads during protests in Bangladesh.Students demand safe roads during protests in Bangladesh.(Photo Courtesy: AP)
A young, injured man holds out his ID to show that he is just another student.A young, injured man holds out his ID to show that he is just another student.(Photo Courtesy: fifigandanghari/Twitter)

Hasina’s party alleged that the opposition is manipulating student anger to create discord.

(With inputs from Associated Press.)

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Updated: August 6, 2018 — 3:05 pm

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