Minute by minute: Saturday’s protest ends with violence in Jigatola
Students have been out on the streets since July 29, demanding safe road and justice for the two students who were killed in a road accident on Dhaka Airport Road. Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College students Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib were killed, and several others were injured when a bus of “Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan” ploughed into a group of students on July 29
8:40pm- Vehicular movement normalize in Jigatala as the clash between Chhatra League and demonstrators ends. Parents and guardians are also not seen in front of the Awami League office in Dhanmondi.
However, many parents and guardians are looking for their children in the hospitals situated in Dhanmondi.
8:00pm– Parents and guardians of students gather in front of the Awami League office in Dhanmondi.
6:05pm-Awami League Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap says: “No one is detained in Awami League office.”
He tells the students to take the demonstrations off the streets, as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given reassurances of meeting their demands.
6:30pm- Students torch motorcycle of a Chhatra League member near Popular Diagnostic Centre in Dhanmondi 2.
4:56pm- Protest is called off in Uttara.
4:35pm- Students protesting in Mirpur say: “We do not believe assurances. Our demands have to be met. We are giving the authorities a week to execute their promises. Our protest will continue till all our demands are met.”
4:30pm- At least 26 people are injured as Chhatra League and student clash in Jigatola.
04:24pm- Protest is called off in Mirpur.
04:20pm- Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) is deployed in Jigatola.
Students protest for safer roads in Jigatola: Day 7
04:15pm- Several are injured in an attack in Jigatola.
04:00pm- Students are trying to vandalize a vehicle in Mirpur 10.
3:30pm- Students are gathering in Jigatola after the reported attack on the demonstrators by Chhatra League.
3:25pm- Protest is called off in Shahbagh.
3:09pm- Students protesting in Shahbagh say: “Home minister will have to take responsibility for the attacks on our peaceful protest. If these attacks continue, we will demand his resignation.”
Students protest for safer roads in Shahbagh: Day 7
3:00pm- Protest is called off in Motijheel.
2:57pm- Attackers are breaking mobile phones and chasing the demonstrators with batons in Jigatla, our Correspondent Bilkis Irani reports from the spot.
Students protest for safer roads in Uttara area: Day 7
2:30pm- Police are trying to control the situation after Chhatra League members scuffled with demonstrators.
2:15pm- Some students are reportedly attacked by Chhatra League members near Aarong intersection in Lalmatia.
2:02pm- Students are checking driving license in Shahbagh intersection.
Students protest for safer roads in Airport Road area: Day 7
1:22pm- Students in Airport Road area question Chhatra League leaders about the attack on demonstrators in Mirpur on Thursday.
1:12pm- Some students are reportedly attacked by Chhatra League and Sramik League members in Mirpur 2 and 12.
Students protest for safer roads in Shantinagar area: Day 7
1:05pm- Dhaka University’s Chhatra League unit distributes chocolates and sweets among the demonstrators in Shahbagh.
Students protest for safer roads in Dhaka Airport Road area: Day 7
1:00pm- Students are not allowing anyone to take videos in Dhaka Airport area. The students are fearing that they might get TC if their school authorities see them attending the protest.
12:57pm- Students are checking driving license and managing traffic in Bata Signal of Elephant Road.
12:54pm- Students are gathering in Saydabad area as they were chased away by transport workers and police from Jatrabari.
Students protest for safer roads in Mirpur 10 area: Day 7
12:42pm- Around 1,000 students from Tongi Government College, Safiuddin Sarkar Academy School and College, Gazipur Government Technical School and College, Shahjuddin School and College, Gazipur Government Technical School and College, Tongi Pilot Girls School and College, Gazipur City College, Rajuk Uttara Model College, Milestone School and College are taking part in the protest in Housebuilding and Airport areas.
12:30pm- Students block streets in Mohammadpur area.
Students protest for safer roads in Dhanmondi area: Day 7
12:15pm- Transport works bar students from gathering in Jatrabari area.
12:04pm- Students from University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (Ulab) University of Development Alternative (Uoda), Stamford, State University, United International University (UIU), and Daffodil International University (DIU) are taking part in the protest in front of Dhanmondi 27.
A group of unidentified men attacked several students of Ulab on Friday, after they ended a human chain as part of the ongoing nationwide movement for safer roads.
12:00pm– Students, taking part in the protest in Science Laboratory area, are singing the national anthem.
11:52am- Students from Viqarunnisa Noon School, Siddheswari Girls School, Willes Little Flower School, Mirza Abbas College and Dhaka Science College are taking part in the protest in Shantinagar area.
11:50am- The demonstrators are checking driving license in Jigatola, Karwan Bazar, Shahabagh, and Science Laboratory area.
11:46am- Students are protesting to press home their nine-point demand, blocking the streets in Science Laboratory area.
They student say they will continue the protest till all of their demands are met.
Students protest for safer roads in Uttara area: Day 7
11:31am- College students are checking driving license in Uttara.
11:22am- Students start their protest in Shantinagar, demanding safer roads.
Students protest for safer roads in Farmgate area: Day 7
11:20am- Students block streets connecting the Jashim Uddin and Housebuilding areas in Uttara.
11:02am –Students are gathering in Mirpur to form a human chain demanding safer roads in Dhaka.
10:59am (Saturday)- Students from different educational institutes are gathering in Bangshal area. Police are also deployed in the area to avoid unwanted situation.