Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Athens, Greece (February 4, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Athens, Greece (February 4, 2018)

Location:  Announced gathering point is Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece.

Event: Large demonstration (upwards of 500,000 participants according to media reports) expected to take place on February 4 beginning at 2 p.m. The group intends to protest the use of the term ‘Macedonia’ by the neighboring country.

U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid this area during the early afternoon and evening hours.

Some media reports and groups indicate that there is a higher potential for violence during this demonstration.

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:

  • US. 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

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