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Videos from #Shahbag, Bangladesh's Generation Square

Categories: South Asia, Citizen Media, Film, Media & Journalism, Politics, Protest

The movement for justice against Bangladesh's war criminals at Shahbag [1] or “Generation Square”, as it is now being called, has entered its fourteenth day.

Under the International Crimes Tribunal [2], political leaders from the Islamist party Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami [3] and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party [4] (BNP) are being indicted for genocide, rape, arson, looting and other crimes against humanity committed during Bangladesh's Liberation War of 1971. [5] The tribunal has already delivered guilty verdicts to two war criminals.

On 5 February 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal sentenced the General Secretary of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party, Abdul Quader Mullah [6], to life in prison [7] for killing 344 people, rape, and other war crimes [8]. The public rejected this verdict and gathered at Shahbag [1] in a protest called by the Bloggers and Online Activists’ Network [9] (BOAN), demanding that Mullah be given the death sentence.

Demonstration Continues at Shahbag. Image by Zahidul Salim. Cpyright Demotix (18/2/2013) [10]

Demonstrations continue at Shahbagh. Photo by Zahidul Salim. Copyright Demotix (18/2/2013)

Dipu [11], director of Yellow Rose Cine, shared this video [12]on the Shahbag Movement on Facebook:


A student at the Ahsanullah Institute of Science and Technology, Kazi Shudipto [13], uploaded this video [14] on YouTube:

Tasmia Tahsin [15] also shared this video [16] on YouTube:

Enamul Haque uploaded this inspirational video, The Uprising [17] by Saad Mahbub [18] on Vimeo:

The Shahbag movement is constantly giving rise to new songs, poems, cartoons and plays. All songs, videos and documentaries  [19]can be found on Shahbag Movement. [20]

Protesters say they will continue demonstrating until all their demands are met.

This post was prepared with help from Dipu.