Bangladesh: Political party plans protests until at least August 8

August 05, 2022 | 08:02 UTC

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party is calling for protests in Bangladesh, especially in Dhaka, until at least August 8. Probable increase in security.

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) plans to hold protests in Bangladesh from August 6-8. The participants intend to denounce the police who recently killed two members of the BNP during a demonstration in Bhola. The organizers announced the following actions: Bangladesh Jatiotabadi Chatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of the BNP, is planning to stage a protest in Dhaka on August 6th. On August 7, the Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal, a farmers’ group affiliated with the BNP will demonstrate in Dhaka, but may also hold additional rallies across the country. The Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal, the youth wing of the BNP, will also demonstrate in Dhaka on August 8. government buildings, public squares and major roads. Several dozen to a few hundred people could participate in the demonstration.

Authorities will likely monitor demonstrations and may try to disperse gatherings if they are particularly disruptive. Clashes between demonstrators and police are possible. Authorities can use tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds. Protesters may march along roads or block them, causing localized transport disruptions.

Tips

Avoid the protest due to possible clashes. If violence erupts, leave the area immediately. Follow all instructions from security personnel. Allow extra travel time near the gathering. Do not attempt to cross roadblocks, as protesters may react violently.

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