A protest denouncing sexual assaults in the country is being held in Dhaka on Thursday, October 8, with participants due to gather at 11:00 (local time) outside of the National Press Club. Various rallies have been held in recent days denouncing sexual crimes, with several high-profile sexual assaults having occurred in recent weeks. Further associated protests are likely to occur in the coming days, with unannounced demonstrations in urban centers nationwide a possibility.
A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the demonstration.
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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