Security Alert – Bangladesh Prime Minister to visit Gulshan-1 on December 21, 2018
Location: Gulshan-1, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Event: Local media sources report that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend a political campaign meeting at the Gulshan Youth Club Field in the Gulshan-1 area on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. You should expect traffic congestion, large crowds and small rallies in the Gulshan area throughout the day.
Previous political events in Bangladesh have turned violent. We remind you to avoid large crowds, carry valid identification, keep a charged mobile phone on you and remain aware of your surroundings at all times.
Embassy Operations: Routine services for U.S. citizens may be limited at this time.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local news, email and SMS for updates.
- Expect heavier than normal traffic congestion throughout the day.
- Avoid large crowds and protests.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.