Protesters cast light on oppression

Members of Saskatoon’s Bangladeshi community gathered Saturday in hopes of effecting positive change in their home country.

About 100 people congregated in front of city hall carrying signs denouncing the repression of minorities in Bangladesh. “The minorities of Bangladesh have been oppressed culturally and in all aspects of social life,” said Jebunnessa Chapola.

Religious and ethnic minorities suffer the discrimination, she said. People are beaten, raped and have their homes seized or burnt down.

“We were a British colony for 200 years, and that’s the root cause. It came from a colonist mentality,” said Chapola. More>>>

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