Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to quell student protests


A student holding the Bangladeshi flag taking part in a rally demanding safer roads in Dhaka yesterday. Over the last week, student protests, triggered by the deaths of two teenagers, who were killed by a speeding bus, have brought parts of the capital to a standstill. – EPA pic, August 5, 2018.

BANGLADESHI authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, said officials and local media today, as they try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence.

Over the last week, students have brought parts of the capital, Dhaka, to a standstill with protests against poor road safety after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.


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