Nationwide hartal in Bangladesh April 25, 2016

A nationwide half-day hartal (protest) has been called for Monday, April 25, in Bangladesh to protest the government’s failure to make an arrest in a murder case. “Half-day” hartals usually begin at 6:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon.

Advice For Travellers

To minimize safety risk, avoid all areas of large public gatherings or protests. Demonstrations during hartals can quickly escalate and become violent.

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