Bangladesh Student Protest Spurs Warning Against Opposition Meddling

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Bangladesh Student Protest Spurs Warning Against Opposition Meddling

DHAKA – A massive student protest in Bangladesh triggered by the death of two teenagers run down by a speeding bus in the capital has worried the government ahead of a general election and prompted a warning against opposition meddling.

Traffic in heavily congested Dhaka has been paralyzed and 317 vehicles set ablaze in protests that have injured at least 51 people since Sunday’s incident, in which a privately run bus hit college students.

Tens of thousands of uniformed school and college students have turned out, demanding a crackdown on buses, many without fitness certificates, that often engage in dangerous races in the streets.

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