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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Budapest (Hungary), Planned Demonstration on May 1

Europe > Hungary > Budapest

Be advised that on Monday, May 1, 2017, the following demonstration and march will take place starting at Szabadság tér:

Time: May 1 (Monday) – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Place/route: Szabadság tér (gathering site) followed by a march to Hősök tere in District 14 starting at 6:30 pm. –> Honvéd utca – Alkotmány utca – Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út – Podmaniczky utca – Izabella utca – Andrássy út – Hősök tere (map below)

Organizer: Momentum Party [newly-established opposition party]

Purpose:  Demonstration to support CEU and against the newly proposed bill on NGOs receiving funds from abroad, and also an anti-government rally to express discontent with the Government’s anti-EU/Brussels policies.

Number of expected participants: 10,000

Registered with and secured by: Police

Estimated security risk: Medium (road blockages, traffic disruptions during the march)