Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (March 05, 2020)
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Event: The Chattro Student Federation has called for a protest at the Indian High Commission at 1100 today.
Police have controlled pedestrians and local vehicular traffic with barricades at the UN circle, and at the Bashtola, and Netunbazar intersections.
The U.S. Embassy is restricting pedestrian traffic between the Annex and the Chancery between 10:00 and 14:00.
Demonstrations may have the potential to become violent and should be avoided.
The U.S. Embassy’s Consular section will remain open for normal business.
Actions to Take:
• Monitor local news
• Remain vigilant
• Avoid large crowds and protests
• Be aware of your surroundings at all times
• Always carry your mobile phone for emergency communications
• U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh – (88) 02 5566 2000
• State Department – Consular Affairs – 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
• Bangladesh Country Information
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