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28 Dec 2019 | 01:44 AM UTC

Bangladesh: Opposition parties to rally in Dhaka December 29, and nationwide December 30 /update 1

Several opposition parties are calling for nationwide protests on December 30, and in Dhaka on December 29; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Several opposition parties are scheduling demonstrations on Sunday, December 29, and Monday, December 30, to mark the one-year anniversary of the 11th parliamentary election that took place on December 30, 2018.

The Jatiya Oikya Front has called for rallies in Dhaka on Sunday and Monday. Participants of both protests plan to gather at 14:00 (local time) in front of the National Press Club.

The Bangladesh National Party (BNP) and the Left Democratic Alliance have also announced nationwide protests on Monday. However, neither group immediately announced exact meeting times or locations as of Saturday, December 28. 

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near all protest sites.

Advice

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