US calls for calm in Bangladesh


The US today expressed sadness over the loss of life in the recent unrest in and called for calm and peaceful resolution for differences.

“While we are encouraged that the situation is beginning to calm down, we are saddened by the reports of over 70 people killed during protests across Bangladesh. We also continue to be concerned by reported attacks on Hindu temples and homes,” State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said.

“So while engaging in peaceful protest is a fundamental democratic right, we firmly believe violence is never the answer. So we continue to encourage all Bangladeshis to peacefully express their views and look to the government of Bangladesh to ensure the safety of all its citizens,” Ventrell said in response to question.