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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Athens (Greece), Planned Demonstrations on November 9

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The U.S. Embassy Athens informs U.S citizens of the following demonstrations


Demonstrations in Athens



Time:                          09: 30  


Where:                       Syntagma square


Who:                           Construction workers



Time:                          11: 00 


Where:                       Ministry of Health (Aristotelous 17)


Who:                           Public Hospital Doctors, a march will follow to Syntagma square



Time:                          18: 30


Where:                       Syntagma square


Who:                           Pan-Hellenic Fighting Front (P.A.M.E)



Demonstrations in Thessaloniki



Time:                           09:00


Where:                        Thessaloniki Court House (5, 26th October St.)


Who:                           Anarchists




Time:                           18:30 


Where:                        Venizelos statue – (78, Egnatia St.)


Who:                            Pan-Hellenic Struggle Front (PAME)




Time:                           18:30


Where:                        Arch of Galerius - Kamara (142, Egnatia St.)


Who:                           Primary Public and Private Associations



Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Greece.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • In case of an emergency, contact the U.S. Embassy in Athens, located at 91 Vasilisis Sophias Avenue, at (+30) 210-720-2414, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday except U.S. and Greek holidays. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+30) 210-729-4444. You can email the U.S. Embassy in Athens
  • If you are a U.S. citizen in the Thessaloniki district with an emergency during office hours, contact the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki by telephone at (+30) 231-024-2905; after hours, contact the U.S. Embassy in Athens at (+30) 210-729-4444.
  • Call +1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or +1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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