Students hit with tear gas at road safety protest

Students hit with tear gas at road safety protest”

According to the National Committee for the Protection of Ships, Highways and Railroads, 4,289 people died in 2017 including 539 children, in 3,472 traffic accidents in Bangladesh, while 9,112 others were injured.

In his report to Manila, Ambassador to Dhaka Vicente Vivencio T. Bandillo said the Embassy has yet to receive reports of Filipinos among those injured in the protests.

"Bangladeshi authorities must immediately halt the violence perpetrated by government supporters against protesters and journalists and respect the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly", he said.

Nihad El Aabedy and Raheela Mahomed report. Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat was returning from dinner at the time of the attack.

The Awami League denied any involvement in the attacks on protesters.

Students and unidentified young men fought with sticks and rocks, leaving several wounded, said an AFP photographer at the scene of one of the clashes.

Police sources said the DMP has already collected a huge number of photos and other documents, by which they have identified the men throwing stones at police to be members of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal Islami Chhatra Shibir, student members of the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami, respectively. Hasina said the students' demands were logical and she would work to meet them in phases.

The Embassy said there were no injuries to the Ambassador, her drivers, or security staff; however, two security vehicles sustained some damage.

The restrictions were imposed soon after thousands of students started protesting in recent days to protest against poor road safety following the death of Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib by the speeding bus a week ago.

All the telecommunications companies were directed to stop 3G and 4G services for a total period of 24 hours on late Saturday, the English-language Dhaka Tribune reported.

Students have been expressing an outcry for help on social media using the hashtag #RoadSafety.

Bangladesh's transport sector is widely seen as corrupt, unregulated and risky.

The protests over Bangladesh's transport regulations, which are widely seen as lax and corrupt, are also feeding into more general anger at the government's management of the country.

Earlier this week Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met with relatives of the two students who were killed.

But their pleas have had little effect.

Adding to citizens' anger, a bus hit and killed a biker on Friday morning in Dhaka's Moghbazar.

There have been widespread social media demands for the minister's resignation despite his subsequent apology.

On Thursday, Bangladesh's education ministry shut down high schools and colleges in an effort to quell the unrest.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, an official vehicle carrying the US ambassador to Bangladesh, Marcia Bernicat, was attacked by a group of armed men, some riding motorcycles, as it drove through Dhaka, according to a Sunday statement from the embassy.

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