Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Athens and U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki (April 30, 2018)

 

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Athens and U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki (April 30, 2018)

Locations:

  • Athens – Announced gathering points are Syntagma Square followed by a march to U.S. Embassy Athens, Omonia Square, Klafthmonos Square, Archeological Museum, Areos Park, and Karaiskakis Square in Piraeus.
  • Thessaloniki – Announced gathering points are Agias Sofias Square, Arch of Galerius (Kamara) and the Venizelos statue (78 Egnatia St.) followed by a march that will pause at the U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki.

Events:

  • Athens – Multiple Labor Day demonstrations are expected to take place tomorrow, May 1, starting at 10:00 a.m., concluding by late afternoon.  Various labor and Greek communist and anti-war organizations intend to protest U.S. coalition action in Syria.  Expect severe public transportation disruptions due to ferry, train, bus, and metro strikes throughout the day.
  • Thessaloniki – Multiple Labor Day demonstrations are expected to take place tomorrow, May 1, starting at 10:00 a.m., concluding by late afternoon.  Various labor and Greek leftists groups intend to protest U.S. coalition action in Syria.  Expect public transportation disruptions.

The Embassy and Consulate General will be closed May 1, 2018 in observance of May Day.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area of the demonstrations.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the area of the demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance: 

  • U.S. Embassy Athens

+(30) 210-720-2414

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

AthensAmericanCitizenServices@state.gov

https://gr.usembassy.gov

  • S. Consulate General, Thessaloniki

+(30) 2310-376-300

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444