Teenagers bring parts of Bangladesh to a halt with bus death protests

Teenagers bring parts of Bangladesh to a halt with bus death protests

Nationwide student protests enter fifth day, causing government to shut down thousands of high schools

Tens of thousands of students, many of them teenagers, have brought areas of Bangladesh to a near-standstill during five days of protests following the deaths of two teenagers killed by a speeding bus.

Bangladeshi authorities have been forced to shut thousands of high schools across the country due to the demonstrations, which saw thousands of people, mostly students in their mid-teens, block major intersections in the capital of Dhaka as they marched through the streets chanting “we want justice” and checking people’s drivers’ licences.

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