Nationwide dawn to dusk hartal in Bangladesh, August 31, 2016

A nationwide strike (hartal) is called by the Jamaat-e-Islami for Wednesday, August 31. The strike will begin at 06:00 and end at 18:00. Protests could occur around the Supreme Court and other areas of Dhaka. Emergency services will not be affected.

Advice For Travellers

In the past, hartals have become violent. To minimize safety risk, avoid all areas of demonstrations. Even peaceful situations can quickly and unexpectedly become violent.