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14 Jan 2020 | 05:08 AM UTC

Bangladesh: Protests scheduled in Dhaka January 14

Student group calls for protest in Dhaka on January 14 to oppose local elections date; heightened security and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

The Bangladesh Chhatra Oikya Parishad (BCOP) student group has called for a rally in front of the Election Commission headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday, December 14, to protest the date chosen for the north and south Dhaka corporation elections on Thursday, January 30, which falls on a Hindu religious holiday.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of all the protest.

Advice

Individuals in Dhaka are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.