Struggle against hike in tuition fees at the University of Chittagong

UPDATE (Sept.18th): The decision to hike tuition fees was suspended due to massive protests. (


Protests against police violence

Hundreds of students flooded the streets of Chittagong (Bangladesh) to protest police violence today [August 14th]. Slogans such as "Why 300 injured? Why 500 arrested? Why 120 criminal cases?" and "We won't pay any extra penny!" were shouted. (, scroll down to 2nd article)

One day earlier more than 200 former CU students formed a human chain in Chittagong city to protest the police attacks on Aug.02nd. (, scroll down to 6th article)

Students are determined to keep fighting!


State reacts to resistance!

For more than one week students have been massively resisting a hike in tuition fees at Chittagong University (CU) in Bangladesh. It began with a few hundred demonstrating on July 26th and culminated into a whole movement involving students from various institutions in Chittagong, the second largest city in Bangladesh with about 3.7 mio people.

A previous report with more background information on how it all began is available here (& here).
Following further protests students were confronted with state repression on Aug.2nd. The videos and pictures below speak for themself!

Following the unrests university authorities decided to close down the campus until September 16th. According to different sources 70 to 250 students were injured, up to 90 were hospitalized and 500 students arrested. Almost 1,600 students at Chittagong University have been sued so far.

After this kind of violence students are determined to fight back with the new term!
A solidarity group was set up on facebook.

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