On 11 July 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka issued a Demonstration Alert regarding the potential nationwide increase of rallies and demonstrations in the lead-up to the general election, which reads in part as follows: “The next general election is anticipated to occur before or during January 2024, and political party rallies and other election-related activities have already commenced in Dhaka and other cities across Bangladesh. Political rallies and demonstrations may be held with increasing frequency or intensity as the general election draws nearer.”