Students in Bangladesh protest rise of Islamic extremism

Aug 4, 2016

By Associated Press

More than 100,000 students in Bangladesh linked their hands Monday to form human chains to protest two attacks last month by suspected Islamist militants.

The students from hundreds of colleges and universities in Dhaka and other cities took part in the protest as part of a campaign to create awareness about the rise of Islamic extremism in the country.

Protesters carried banners that read “Bangladesh stands against terrorism” and “We want peace; no place for terrorism.”

The organizers said they particularly wanted students to lead Monday’s protests because the suspects in last month’s attacks were mostly students and young men.

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