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.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Heroes Square (District 14)
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
Where: Szabadsag Square – 5th district
Number of expected participants:
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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