Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Athens and U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Athens and U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki (May 15, 2018)

Location:      Athens – Announced gathering point is Megaro Mousikis metro station followed by a march to U.S. and Israeli Embassies

Thessaloniki –  Announced gathering point is Arch of Galerius – Kamara (142, Egnatia St.) followed by a march to the U.S. Consulate General

Event:            Athens – A demonstration protesting the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel is expected to take place May 15, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Thessaloniki – A demonstration protesting the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel is expected to take place May 15, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Traffic disruptions are expected.  U.S. government personnel have been instructed to depart the Embassy by 5:00 p.m. and to avoid the demonstration areas.

Actions to Take: 

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Review your personal security plan.
  • Avoid the area of the demonstration.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

 

Assistance: 

  • U.S. Embassy Athens

+(30) 210-720-2414

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

AthensAmericanCitizenServices@state.gov

https://gr.usembassy.gov

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444