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Students’ protest forces EU envoy to abandon car to meet Speaker

July 11, 2024 00:00:00

Due to ongoing road blockades by students, outgoing Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Bangladesh Charles Whiteley on Wednesday had to abandon his car on Dhaka Expressway and find alternative ways to reach the parliament building for his scheduled farewell meeting with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, reports UNB.

Whiteley was stuck on the expressway as students protesting against quota in government jobs paralysed the city's traffic causing huge suffering to the commuters.

He shared a video, taken by Deputy Head of Mission Dr Bernd Spanier, depicting his journey- partly by walking and a CNG ride -to the destination.

"We abandoned the car on the expressway due to protests and made it to the call on Speaker by CNG - a commemorative video made by Bernd, including a death-defying high-wire sequence," Whiteley wrote sharing the video from his Facebook account.

Whiteley is due to leave Dhaka wrapping up his three-year tenure in Bangladesh.

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