Looks like we might have a potential coup underway in Bangladesh. Large numbers of students hit the streets to protest poor road safety which has caused activity in the capital city of Dhaka to grind to a halt. The protests have been going on for the past week or so. The government has been brutally cracking down on the protesters to maintain order.
The Bangladeshi prime minister, has urged students to go home as police fired teargas during an eighth day of protests over road safety which have paralysed parts of Dhaka.
Students in their tens of thousands have brought parts of the capital to a standstill after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.
The unrest quickly spread beyond the capital. Authorities have shut down mobile internet services across swathes of the country, officials and local media said.
On Saturday the protests took a violent turn in Dhaka’s Jigatala neighbourhood, with as police fired rubber bullets at demonstrators.
There’s also other issues besides road safety at play. Corruption is rampant all over the place and many are not satisfied with the government. It’s a third world country run by low IQ brown people so naturally it has all sorts of third world problems.
They’re trying to deal with the protests by shutting down mobile Internet services and allowing goons to violently crackdown on the protesters.
The situation is very chaotic and the reaction from the government is not unexpected. We could see a full fledged coup when all is said and done but that’s still not 100 percent certain. The government is certainly not in a good spot from a public relations perspective.