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05 Dec 2019 | 01:34 AM UTC

Bangladesh: BNP calls for nationwide rallies December 10

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is calling for nationwide rallies on December 10, including in Dhaka; heightened security presence and localized disruptions expected

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Event

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is organizing nationwide rallies on Tuesday, December 10, to mark International Human Rights Day. According to BNP leaders, a demonstration will be held in the capital Dhaka starting at 11:00 (local time). Although the exact meeting point is unclear as of Thursday, December 5. Similar events are being organized at divisional cities across the country. The party is accusing the government of depriving the BNP chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia of her rights to be granted bail.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around all demonstration sites.

Advice

Individuals in Dhaka, and Bangladesh more generally, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.