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2009 Demonstration Notices

Violent demonstrations involving rival political groups at Jagannath University.

April 9, 2009

Police have informed the Embassy of violent demonstrations involving rival political groups at Jagannath University. Please avoid Shakhari and Bangla Bazars until further notice.

We remind all Americans to exercise vigilance when traveling in Dhaka as demonstrations can occur with little warning. Please be alert and aware at all times and vary routes and schedules. We encourage all American Citizens to carry their mobile phones with them at all times.

Please monitor the local media for updates. English language local news is available on the following channels at the following times:

  • ATN 1800 Bangla Vision
  • 2105 BTV
  • 2200 BTV
  • 2330 (also broadcasts by all local satellite stations: ATN, Channel I, NTV, RTV, Bangla Vision, and Boishaki)


U.S. Embassy
Dhaka, Bangladesh