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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Budapest (Hungary), Planned Demonstration on April 12

Europe > Hungary > Budapest

U.S. citizens are advised to be aware of the following demonstrations expected to take place in Hungary. Unless otherwise noted, all demonstrations will occur in Budapest.


Event Details

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: Heroes Square (District 14)

Organizer: Civilization Facebook group

Purpose: To demonstrate against the new act regarding universities and, the proposed new bill on NGOs receiving funds from abroad, and to express their support for Central European University.

Number of expected participants: More than 10,000 participants are expected.

Registered with and secured by: Police


Organizer: Civil society groups opposed to construction of a monument

Time: Ongoing

Where: Szabadsag Square – 5th district

Number of expected participants: Unknown

We remind U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large public gatherings, even if they are intended to be peaceful, can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens are urged to avoid demonstration areas and to exercise caution when in the vicinity of any demonstrations.  U.S. citizens should monitor the media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times.

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