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Many injured as police clash with anti-quota protesters at Comilla University

Many injured as police clash with anti-quota protesters at Comilla University

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The clash erupted as police tried to foil the students’ pre-announced "Bangla Blockade" programme demanding reforms in the quota system for government jobs near the Ansar Camp area near the campus at around 3:30pm on Thursday (11 July)

District Correspondent

Publisted at 4:43 PM, Thu Jul 11th, 2024

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At least 20 people were injured in a clash between the police and quota protesters near the Comilla University (CoU) campus.

The clash started as police tried to foil the students’ pre-announced "Bangla Blockade" programme demanding reforms in the quota system for government jobs near the Ansar Camp area near the campus at around 3:30pm on Thursday (11 July).

Protesting students tried to block the Dhaka-Chattogram highway but the police blocked them near the Ansar camp area adjacent to the university campus.

Meanwhile, the police charged batons and tear shells at the protestors.

During the clash, some journalists and students of the university were injured.

The injured students were rescued and sent to Cumilla Medical College and Hospital.

The condition of two of the injured is said to be critical.

Earlier, police said they would take action if anyone blocks roads and causes public suffering, even after the Appellate Division's order.

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