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07 Nov 2019 | 03:10 AM UTC

Bangladesh: Opposition party to rally in Dhaka November 8

Bangladesh News Alert

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will hold a rally in Dhaka on November 8; heightened police presence and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka, Mohanagar Natya Mancha

Event

Leaders of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) are organizing a rally in the capital Dhaka on Friday, November 8. The event will be held at the Mohanagar Natya Mancha to commemorate “National Revolution and Solidarity Day.” Initially, the BNP had applied to hold three events in Dhaka on Thursday, November 7, but police officials are only allowing one rally on Friday.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around the rally site.

Context

The BNP celebrates National Revolution and Solidarity Day annually on November 7 to commemorate the uprising of civilians and soldiers in 1975 the ended a three-day coup. November 7 was previously a national holiday until 2007 when a caretaker government scrapped it as a holiday.

Advice

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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