School children as young as 13 demanded safer roads in Dhaka after two of their peers were killed by a reckless bus driver on July 29. Image credit: Khondker Nasif Akhter.

Tens of thousands of students joined the demonstrations demanding safer roads in Dhaka after a speeding bus killed two students.

The students brought part of the country to a standstill by checking drivers’ licenses and marching through the streets.

But the reaction of the government to this peaceful protest is making many Bangladeshi citizens question their democratic rights.

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