Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:  Dhaka, other major cities across Bangladesh.

Event:  The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is calling for demonstrations Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

Local authorities expect gatherings of BNP supporters nationwide.  Further demonstrations are expected until Friday, October 25, 2019.  There is a possibility of some disruption and delays in vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout Dhaka.

Demonstrations may have the potential to become violent.  Security forces are known to use tear gas and other crowd control measures against demonstrators, including batons and rubber bullets.

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