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.