I went out 30 minutes ago around 1600 hrs Bangladesh time. All the shops are emptying and the offices too in Gulshan 1 and 2. I get a couple of phone calls advising me to stay at home and avoid my usual nightly forays. There are rumours of a curfew starting around 5pm. Nothing on tv yet apparently but it seems no one is taking any chances. Sirens going here and there Picture below explains why…..Dhaka university finally in the picture…

Country-wide curfew from 8pm tonight until futher notice.

6.10pm UPDATE. All mobile networks are unavailable.

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Pictures lifted shamelessly from Daily Star, Sangbad and News Today.