• Monday, August 15, 2022

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Tens of thousands rally as Bangladesh job protests spread

By: Sarwar Alam

Tens of thousands of university students marched in cities across Bangladesh on Wednesday (11) in one of the biggest protests faced by prime minister Sheikh Hasina in her decade in power. Students fighting against a controversial policy that sets aside government jobs for special groups have united in mass protests rarely seen on such a scale in Bangladesh. In Dhaka chanting mobs of students blockaded major roads and swarmed Dhaka University, bringing traffic to a standstill in the congested capital of 15 million. Police were deployed to the university where clashes in recent days left more than 100 students injured…

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