jamuna news: Students of Medical Assistance Training School or MATS, holding separate demonstrations at Dhaka University have clashed with police.
Students protesting the five-fold increase in tuition fees, fought with police around
Police brought in water cannons and lobbed tear shells during the pitched battle from the TSC to Shahbagh. MATS students were seen hurling brickbats at police.
The situation returned to normal after more than an hour of back-to-back clashes. But fighting resumed in the area when police blocked a march of the Socialist Students' Front.
At least 300 students have been injured during the clashes, according to MATS students.
Policemen were also injured, said Maruf Hossain Sardar, deputy commissioner of police for
Students said the police detained 100 protesters. Their intention was to march towards the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) or start a sit-in at the Shahbagh intersection, Sardar said.