Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Thessaloniki, Greece

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Thessaloniki, Greece (February 14, 2019)

Location:  Expected gathering points are the Venizelos statue (78 Egnatia Street) and the Arch of Galerius – Kamara with a possible march to the U.S. Consulate General continuing to the Port of Thessaloniki.

Event:  Demonstrations with up to 1,500 or more participants are expected to take place beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 to protest the transit of U.S./NATO helicopters and military equipment via the Port of Thessaloniki.

U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the downtown area of Thessaloniki after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of the demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Do not cross police lines through demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile
  • Monitor local media for updates.


  • U.S. Embassy Athens

+(30) 210-720-2414

+(30) 210-720-2490 (after hours)


  • U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki

                  +(30) 2310-376-300

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444