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US embassy in Dhaka issues security alert for its citizens over migrants’ demonstration

| Updated: September 28, 2020 17:47:15


US embassy in Dhaka issues security alert for its citizens over migrants’ demonstration

The US embassy in Dhaka issued a security alert for its citizens living in Bangladesh as a group of migrant workers are demonstrating around the Embassy of Saudi Arabia on Road 83, Gulshan 2 in the capital.

The embassy in a statement on its website on Sunday said “The US Embassy is aware of a large, non-violent group currently gathered around the Embassy of Saudi Arabia on Road 83, Gulshan 2; we anticipate the group will continue to gather daily for an undetermined period of time”.

The US embassy also urged its citizens to avoid the area between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, it said.

The embassy remains open for business, the statement said.

“Practice sound personal security measures by remaining alert, being aware of your surroundings, and avoiding large gatherings.  Avoid protests, demonstrations, and/or rallies.  Always carry your cell phones with you”, the embassy added.

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