After the horrific death of two teenagers killed by a speeding bus, the streets of Bangladesh have been swarmed by thousands of angry students. With chants voicing “We want justice”, they have been demonstrating for five consecutive days since the incident.
Although the protest seemed spontaneous and disorganised, the message was clear. Major transport reforms are being demanded from the government to help prevent this happening again. This news is nowhere near new; the transport in Bangladesh has been known to be unsafe and unregulated. Thus, it is no surprise that this demonstration has continued for as long as it has.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has met with the deceased family members to offer her condolences and has shown her support for the grieving families.