Every day, hundreds of people young and old, of every creed and color, join the movement calling for those who committed perpetrated mass murder, rape, arson, and other crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 Liberation War to be hanged. Protests have spread beyond beyond Shahbag square to Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Mynmensingh, Rangpur, and other parts of the country.
The square tirelessly buzzes with slogans, chanting, and songs. Throughout the night, protesters organize candlelight vigils, songs, poetry recitals, photo and film exhibitions of the Liberation War, and caricature exhibitions.
Several artists captivated by the movement have put pen to paper to capture the Shahbag protests in cartoon. Below are some of the cartoons that they have shared on Facebook.
Zunayed Azim Chowdhury, an online activist and cartoonist from daily Prothom Alo’s Rosh+Alo supplement, sketched this one:
Not all of the cartoons were drawn on a paper canvas. These artists graffitied caricature in Projonmo Square:
All cartoons featured in this post were used with permission from their respective artists.