The language of the student protest | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 12, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 12, 2018

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The language of the student protest

Earlier this month, the nation experienced an unprecedented event of student protests for safer roads. The slogans the students chanted and the festoons they carried caught everyone's attention. While some people objected to the language they used in their slogans, I think many of their slogans were very creative. For example, one festoon read, “The 47-year-old state is under reconstruction, sorry for the inconvenience caused.” Their protests have shaken the core of the nation and taught us, the adults, an invaluable lesson. It's time we listened to them, heeded their calls for reforms and made our roads safer for all.

Monirul Islam

Jahangirnagar University

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