Bangladesh - Civil unrest and nationwide strike expected over the weekend

In Bangladesh, a nationwide 24-hour hartal has been called for Sunday, May 8, to protest the death sentence against a leading opposition figure. In addition, a nationwide day of prayer is called for Friday, May 6, and nationwide peaceful protests for Saturday, May 7.

Advice For Travellers

In Bangladesh, enforced strikes, known as hartals, occur regularly and sometimes turn violent. With respect to personal safety, be cautious and vigilant during this weekend, and avoid all protests.

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