'It came at a great cost but it was worth it': Bangladesh protests – podcast

'It came at a great cost but it was worth it': Bangladesh protests – podcast

Our guest this week is a teenager who was involved in mass demonstrations in Dhaka that were sparked after two children were killed by a bus

Thousands of students took to the streets of Dhaka at the end of July, calling for better road safety. The discontent spiralled into frustration at corruption and government impunity and the protests turned violent, with a police crackdown involving teargas, rubber bullets, beatings and arrests. Teenager, Wazir Sarkar (not his real name), reflects on to what extent the protester’s demands were met, and whether the price they paid was worth it.

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