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14 Oct 2019 | 09:12 PM UTC

Bangladesh: Protest scheduled in Dhaka October 18

Bangladesh News Alert

Protest scheduled in Dhaka October 18; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka

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The Jatiya Oikya political coalition has called for a rally in Dhaka on Friday, October 18. The rally aims to protest the killing of a student from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUAT), who was beaten to death by leaders of the ''Chhatra League'' students' political association, on Monday, October 7. Further details on the schedule have yet to be announced.

A heightened security presence along with localized transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the rally.


On October 13, police forces prevented a similar rally to take place. 


Individuals in Dhaka are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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