Police attempt to stop Jagannath University students' procession to PMO
Senior Correspondent and Jagannath University Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-08-22 11:26:21.0 BdST Updated: 2016-08-22 13:14:49.0 BdST
The procession of Jagannath University (JnU) students towards the prime minister's office has been stopped by police.
Demonstrating students took out a procession from the Old Dhaka campus around 10 am towards the capital's Tejgaon to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister demanding residential halls.
As soon as the procession reached the Roy Shaheb Bazar area , police lobbed tear gas canisters, claimed protesting student Raisul Islam Nayan.
The demonstrators continued to move forward by removing barricades put up by the police.
The protesters once again faced tear gas shells at the Laxmibazar area, claimed Nayan.
JnU students have been demonstrating since Aug 2 demanding construction of new residential halls at the spot where the Dhaka Central Jail was previously situated on Najim Uddin Road in Old Dhaka.
Monday's demonstrations have crippled old Dhaka with traffic suspended in most of the areas.
Authorities have beefed up security measures at Old Dhaka including the court premises there.
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