Bangladesh students demanding road safety bring Dhaka to standstill; videos go viral

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In the video, a young student in school uniform is seen riding a rickshaw, while others run alongside trying to clear the road. According to the user, who shared the video online, the rickshaw driver was unwell, so the students took charge to drive the pedal-pushed vehicle and take him to the hospital.




A massive student protest in Bangladesh has brought the country to a grinding halt. The capital Dhaka particularly witnessed the most active participation of the students demanding justice for two students who were killed by reckless driving of a bus driver. As photos and videos about greater road safety flood social media sites, one video has touched chords of thousands online.


In the video, a young student in school uniform is seen riding a rickshaw, while others run alongside trying to clear the road. According to the user, who shared the video online, the rickshaw driver was unwell, so the students took charge to drive the pedal-pushed vehicle and take him to the hospital.



Another video going viral is that of a senior police officer singing with the students, who went to move them from holding traffic. According to a report by Bangla Tribune, the officer has been identified as the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Nurul Amin of Wazari Zone of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Although students claimed that the officer sang as it was a ‘punishment’ or ragging for asking for a bribe, he denied the charges and said, “I have sung songs to give them joy.”


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