Call for general strikes in Bangladesh leading up to election on January 5, 2014

In Bangladesh, the opposition political parties have concern about a free and fair general election on January 5, 2014. The opposition has called for a series of hartals leading up to this election. Hartals are general strikes that are frequently violent, with work and transportation stoppages.

Anyone travelling in Bangladesh should be aware of possible hartals and disruption of services. Avoid all public gatherings and demonstrations as these usually become violent.

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