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06 Feb 2019 | 11:09 AM UTC

India: US Embassy issues warning over possible protests in Kolkata

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The US Embassy in India advises its nationals to anticipate possible demonstrations in the short term in Kolkata

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/6/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

On Tuesday, February 5, the US Embassy in New Delhi issued an alert warning its nationals of potential political demonstrations to take place in Kolkata in the coming days. According to the US Embassy, protests are likely to take place in Dharmatala/Esplanade, Central Kolkata near Loudon Street, and Camac Street/AJC Bose Road. Transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of any demonstration site.

Context

Political demonstrations are common in India and often mobilise large crowds of people. Such demonstrations have the potential to result in violence, clashes with security forces, and material damages.

Advice

Individuals present in Kolkata are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate possible demonstrations and rallies, avoid all public gatherings, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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