Subject: Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 28,2023)
Location: Dhaka, other cities across Bangladesh.
Event: On October 28, political rallies and sit-ins are planned for Dhaka and other cities across Bangladesh, with the largest ones planned near Baitul Mukarram National Mosque and on VIP Road near the Central Police Hospital. U.S. citizens should practice vigilance and remember that demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid demonstrations and exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings.
The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and always remain alert to their surroundings.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s website travel.state.gov where country specific information as well as travel warnings and alerts can be found.
U.S. citizens are advised to maintain travel documents and enroll with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). If you enroll, we can keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements and can also help your family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid large crowds and protests.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Monitor local news.
- Remain vigilant and keep a low profile.
- Plan for alternative travel routes.
- Always carry your charged mobile phone for emergency