Quota protesters block Shahbagh intersection

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Quota protesters block Shahbagh intersection demanding immediate issuance of gazette abolishing quota system or reforming quota system in the in the public services on Monday. Photo: Abu Taib Ahmed

 Quota protesters on Monday blocked the Shahbagh intersection, one of the city's busiest area, demanding immediate issuance of gazette abolishing quota system in government jobs, reports UNB.

Witnesses said the protestors were staging demonstrations at Shahbagh since morning and halted traffic around 1:30pm, creating huge traffic congestion at Shahbagh and its adjoining areas.

Several thousand job seekers, students of different college and universities, brought out a procession from Shahbagh intersection around 11:00am as part of their scheduled programme.

Meanwhile, an indefinite class and examination boycott programme at colleges and universities across the country is underway as the government failed to publish a gazette abolishing the quota system in government jobs by the timeframe given by quota protestors.

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