Bangladesh - 24-hour hartal called for May 12, 2016

A political group in Bangladesh has called for a nationwide 24-hour hartal on Thursday, May 12, to protest the execution of one of their leaders. The hartal will begin at 05:00 and will end at 05:00 on the following day.

Additionally, Jamaat-e-Islami political group has called for a 3-day program of prayer and protest beginning on Wednesday, May 11.

Advice For Travellers

With respect to personal safety, remain cautious and vigilant at this time. To minimize safety risk, avoid all large public gatherings and protests. Hartals in Bangladesh frequently lead to violent incidents.

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