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05 Oct 2018 | 10:21 PM UTC

Bangladesh: Demonstration held in Dhaka on October 5

Bangladesh News Alert

Demonstration held in Dhaka on October 5 to demand quotas for government jobs; further protests possible in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/9/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka


A demonstration was reported, for the third consecutive day, in Dhaka on Friday, October 5. According to the organizers, the protest was held to demand quotas for former members of the Mukti Bahini in certain government jobs. Demonstrators reportedly blocked Shahbagh intersection, leading to significant transportation disruptions. Further protests remain possible in the coming days. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the vicinity of any demonstration. 


Individuals present in Dhaka are advised to avoid all public gatherings and demonstrations as a precaution and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.


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