The protesters burnt police cars and threw bricks at the police. The street children are used to clashes like these - violent demonstrations are not rare in Dhaka. The boy in the photo was just walking past carrying a bag of food. Our political situation is so bad that unrest in the streets means people get hurt and are sometimes killed.
Photo shows handcuffed demonstrator in Dhaka’s Motijheel neighbourhood on Monday.
The JI released a statement following Monday’s protest, claiming police had arrested 300 demonstrators. The party is trying to build up a mass opposition movement across the country. So we can expect more demonstrations, especially because the JI’s student party is highly active. The students are involved and mobilised.
Photo shows police riot car in Dhaka, Monday 5 November
The police have riot cars with water cannons attached to them. I saw them throw teargas canisters and shoot rubber bullets to try to disperse the protesters