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US embassy issues alert for its citizens in Bangladesh

Update : 07 Dec 2022, 21:25

The US Embassy in Bangladesh on Wednesday issued an alert for its citizens living here asking them to avoid demonstrations and exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings.

The US embassy in Dhaka issued an alert saying- The next general election in Bangladesh is anticipated to occur before or during January 2024, and political party rallies and other election-related activities have already commenced.  Political rallies and demonstrations may be held with increasing frequency or intensity as the general election draws nearer.  Two of Bangladesh’s largest political parties have announced rallies in different areas of Dhaka for December 10, 2022.

"US 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.  Review personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates," the statement said.

The alert also asked its citizens here to remain vigilant, avoid large crowds or protests and to be aware of your surroundings at all times. It also asked them to always carry their charged mobile phone for emergency communications.

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