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14 Oct 2020 | 07:52 AM UTC

Bangladesh: Protests scheduled in Dhaka from October 14-17

Bangladesh News Alert

Daily protests scheduled in Dhaka over sexual assault case from October 14-17; disruption likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2020, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka

Event

Protests are scheduled to take place in Dhaka over the sexual assault of a woman in Noakhali from Wednesday, October 14 to Saturday, October 17. Daily demonstrations have been scheduled by student organizations, women's organizations, and opposition parties in Shahbagh Square in Dhaka at 16:00 (local time).

The latest series of demonstrations follow several high-profile sexual assault cases in recent weeks which sparked public outrage. The protests have spurred the government to seek capital punishment for offenders. Further associated demonstrations and events are likely across the country, particularly in Dhaka, in the near term. Associated disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of rallies and events. A heightened security presence should also be anticipated

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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