Students in their tens of thousands have brought parts of the capital to a standstill since two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.
Police in Bangladesh's capital fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday to disperse hundreds of demonstrating students, while a prominent human rights group demanded the release of an activist arrested for criticizing the government during more than a week of protests.
The education ministry shut down high schools on Thursday in an effort to quell unrest, promising students their demands for road safety reforms would be considered.
In his report to Manila, Ambassador to Dhaka Vicente Vivencio T. Bandillo said the Embassy has yet to receive reports of Filipinos among those injured in the protests.
Students in school uniforms were seen stopping drivers and asking for their driver's licenses, and blocking those who could not show one.
Asked what the police would now do, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said: "We have taken all necessary steps to control the law and order situation".
"We want justice", the students chanted as they gathered in some of Dhaka's main public squares.
"The ambassador and her security team departed the area unharmed. however, two security vehicles sustained some damage", it said. Parliament's approval for the proposal to become law is seen as a formality, since Hasina's ruling Awami League has an overwhelming majority.
At a separate event in Banani on Sunday, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said: "If someone attacks the Awami League president's office, what should we do?"
The Daily Star reported that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina encouraged students to quit protesting so they could return to class.
A vehicle carrying U.S. ambassador Marcia Bernicat was also attacked by "armed men" but she escaped unscathed, the embassy said.
Earlier the embassy had criticised the police crackdown on the protesters, whom it described as having "united and captured the imagination of the whole country".
Bangladeshi students shout slogans during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.
Amnesty International called for Alam's immediate release, with Deputy South Asia Director Omar Waraich saying in a statement that the arrest "marks a unsafe escalation of a crackdown by the government".
The move may be an attempt to try and limit the ability of students to mobilise or express growing online anger at how the government has handled the protests, hours after police and unidentified men wielding sticks and stones clashed with students. The owners and workers of the bus companies have said they will not run their vehicles unless they feel safe after dozens of vehicles were either vandalized or torched in Dhaka and elsewhere. "The commission-based system must be eliminated", said Shafi, whose brother died in a road accident in 2015.