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08 Oct 2020 | 01:46 PM UTC

Bangladesh: Demonstrations against sexual violence planned nationwide October 10-11 /update 1

Bangladesh News Alert

Further protests to denounce sexual violence planned across Bangladesh between October 10-11; avoid demonstrations as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/8/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Bangladesh, Dhaka

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Event

Following a large protest to denounce sexual violence in Dhaka on Thursday, October 8, further demonstrations are planned across the country in the coming days. A demonstration is being organized at the Shaheed Minar monument in Dhaka at 16:00 (local time) on Saturday, October 10. Further rallies are planned across the country on Saturday at unspecified locations. Gatherings are also being called for on Sunday, October 11, outside district courts across the country. The demonstrations follow several high-profile sexual assault cases in recent weeks.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions to transport are likely in the vicinity of the demonstrations.

Advice

Those in Bangladesh 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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