Student protests over bus fare intensify

  • Students demonstrate at Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, demanding a half-price discount on bus fare. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Students demonstrate at Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, demanding a half-price discount on bus fare. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Students block several buses at Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, after they refused to allow them to ride at the discounted student fare for public transport. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Students block several buses at Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, after they refused to allow them to ride at the discounted student fare for public transport. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Students block several buses at Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, after they refused to allow them to ride at the discounted student fare for public transport. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Students block several buses at Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, after they refused to allow them to ride at the discounted student fare for public transport. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Students demonstrate at Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, demanding a half-price discount on bus fare. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Students demonstrate at Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, demanding a half-price discount on bus fare. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A group of students from Dhaka College attack student protesters after an altercation during a demonstration for half-fare bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A group of students from Dhaka College attack student protesters after an altercation during a demonstration for half-fare bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police try to stop a group of Dhaka College students from attacking student protesters after an altercation during a demonstration to demand half fare for bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police try to stop a group of Dhaka College students from attacking student protesters after an altercation during a demonstration to demand half fare for bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A group of students from Dhaka College attack student protesters after an altercation during a demonstration for half-fare bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A group of students from Dhaka College attack student protesters after an altercation during a demonstration for half-fare bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A protester is seen with the slogan “We want half pass” written on his chest during a demonstration to demand that students be allowed to travel on buses at half fare at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A protester is seen with the slogan “We want half pass” written on his chest during a demonstration to demand that students be allowed to travel on buses at half fare at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police try to stop a group of Dhaka College students from attacking student protesters after an altercation during a demonstration to demand half fare for bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police try to stop a group of Dhaka College students from attacking student protesters after an altercation during a demonstration to demand half fare for bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People walk past a blockade by students demanding that they be allowed to pay half fare for bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People walk past a blockade by students demanding that they be allowed to pay half fare for bus rides at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Mohammad Shahjalal carries his toddler on his shoulder during a blockade by students demanding that they be allowed to ride buses at half fare at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Mohammad Shahjalal carries his toddler on his shoulder during a blockade by students demanding that they be allowed to ride buses at half fare at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Student protesters swoop down on the driver of a bus of Metro Service that does not allow students to pay students half the fares during a demonstration at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Student protesters swoop down on the driver of a bus of Metro Service that does not allow students to pay students half the fares during a demonstration at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Protesters vandalise a bus of Metro Service that does not allow students to travel at half fare during a demonstration at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Protesters vandalise a bus of Metro Service that does not allow students to travel at half fare during a demonstration at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Student protesters swooped down on a bus driver after he allegedly misbehaved with a protester during a demonstration for half fares on buses at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Student protesters swooped down on a bus driver after he allegedly misbehaved with a protester during a demonstration for half fares on buses at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Student protesters swooped down on a bus driver after he allegedly misbehaved with a protester during a demonstration for half fares on buses at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Student protesters swooped down on a bus driver after he allegedly misbehaved with a protester during a demonstration for half fares on buses at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Student protesters stop buses that do not allow them to travel at half fare at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Student protesters stop buses that do not allow them to travel at half fare at the Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi