Teargas shells fired on protesting students

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Dhaka: The police have fired teargas shells on the protesting students in the capital’s Jhigatola intersection, dispersing a peaceful rally of the students.

In the meantime, a group of college students came under an attack in Dhanmondi-1 area this afternoon, the 8th consecutive day of the students’ demonstration demanding safe roads.

According to the protesting students, the attack was launched by the local members of Chhatra League that left at least four people injured.

Earlier in the day, several hundred of students from different colleges in Dhanmondi took position on the streets and started controlling the traffic.

Students from Dhaka University (DU) and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) also joined them at Science Lab intersection.

Later, they brought out a procession and took position at Rifles Square in Jhigatola.

Soon after the students reach the spot, police appeared and lobbed about 20-25 tear gas shells and dispersed.

Later, the students returned to Science Lab and again police fired tear gas shells on them.

In Dhanmondi 1 area, a gang of unidentified men appeared the scene wearing helmets and started assaulting the students.

In Mirpur, several hundred of students from different colleges and universities took to the street since this morning.

They took position in front of Commerce College around 11 am. Later, several other students from  Mirpur Bangla School and College joined them.

They later started moving towards Mirpur 10 intersection.

Students alleged that police accompanied by BCL members barred the protesters at different points during the demonstration.

In Banani, hundreds of students of different universities blocked the Banani intersection, halting traffic on the road.

Contacted, the officials of different law enforcing agencies said additional police have been deployed across the capital to avert and untoward situation and to protest the common people.

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