Location: Expected gathering point is Eleftherias Park adjacent to the Megaro Mousikis with a march to the U.S. Embassy.
Event: A demonstration with hundreds of participants or more is expected to take place beginning at 6:00 p.m. today, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Anarchist groups intend to protest U.S. policy on Venezuela.
U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the U.S. Embassy during the demonstration. Some previous demonstrations turned violent and led to the destruction of property. There is a potential for tear-gas and anti-riot engagement between police and demonstrators.
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
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