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28 Sep 2020 | 04:27 PM UTC

Bangladesh: Opposition activists to stage demonstration in Dhaka October 5

Bangladesh News Alert

Left Democratic Alliance activists to stage demonstration in Dhaka on October 5; potential for localized disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/28/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka


Activists from the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) have announced their intention to stage a demonstration in central Dhaka on Monday, October 5, calling for government support for the reopening of jute mills. LDA leaders have reportedly called for protesters to gather outside the Prime Minister's office in the Elenbari area of the capital but are yet to publish any timings for the demonstration.

An increased police presence and localized disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the protest on Monday, with the realistic possibility of temporary road closures around the Prime Minister's office.  


Those in Dhaka are advised to monitor developments, avoid demonstrations, protests, and political gatherings as a precaution, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.


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