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22 Oct 2020 | 06:43 PM UTC

Bangladesh: Nationwide protests scheduled for October 23

Bangladesh News Alert

Nationwide protests scheduled throughout urban centers for October 23; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Bangladesh

Event

Nationwide protests are scheduled to take place throughout urban centers of Bangladesh on Friday, October 23. The demonstrations have been organized by the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) group and are being held over various issues, including a rise in sexual assault cases in the country. JeI party offices and mosques are expected to be protest flashpoints.

The demonstrations are expected to be well-attended. A heightened security presence and associated transport and business disruptions are to be expected near any protest sites. Scuffles may occur between protesters and the police.

Advice

Those in Bangladesh are advised to monitor the situation, adjust travel itineraries and avoid unnecessary overland movement in the immediate term, avoid the vicinity of any demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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