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31 Aug 2019 | 09:25 AM UTC

Bangladesh: Nationwide opposition rallies September 1

Bangladesh News Alert

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) calls for nationwide rallies September 1; heightened security and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Bangladesh

Event

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has called for rallies nationwide on Sunday, September 1, to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the party's founding. In the capital Dhaka, opposition leaders and activists are expected to gather at 10:00 (local time) at the grave of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, located in the Naya Paltan area. Associated protests and gatherings are expected in other urban centers across the country.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are likely surrounding all protests. 

Advice

Individuals in Bangladesh, particularly in Dhaka, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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