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19 Oct 2020 | 03:25 AM UTC

Bangladesh: Bangladesh National Party plan nationwide protests October 19-20

Bangladesh News Alert

BNP call for nationwide protests on October 19-20 over alleged by-election irregularities; avoid protest sites as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/21/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Bangladesh


The Bangladesh National Party (BNP) has called for supporters to hold protests nationwide on Monday, October 19, and Tuesday, October 20, to denounce alleged irregularities in recently contested by-elections in the Dhaka-5 and Naogon-6 constituencies. One rally is planned on Monday at the Registry Office Field in Sylhet (Sylhet division) at 15:00 (local time). Exact locations and timings of other gatherings are unclear; however, protests will likely be held outside government buildings, press clubs, party offices, in main squares, and at key interchanges in urban centers across Bangladesh.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions to transport are possible in the vicinity of the demonstrations. Clashes between protesters and either security forces or rival political supporters cannot be ruled out.


Those in Bangladesh are advised to monitor the situation, avoid protest sites as a precaution, anticipate possible disruptions in the vicinity of any demonstrations, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.


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