Members of eight leftist organisations today blocked the Shahbagh intersection protesting the recent hike in fuel prices.
The protesters gathered at the intersection around 12pm and demonstrated till around 12:30pm, reports our Dhaka University correspondent from the spot.
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“Hike in fuel price results in hike in prices of daily essentials;, we demand the decision be scrapped at the soonest,” said Golam Mostafa, president of Bangladesh Student Federation, who was present at the programme.
Earlier, they brought out a procession from in front of Madhur Canteen, shouting slogans against the government decision to raise the prices of kerosene and diesel.