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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Athens (Greece), Planned Demonstrations in Athens & Thessaloniki on October 4

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Demonstration in Athens for today Wednesday, October 4:

Time:             12:30

Where:           In front of Acropolis entrance.

Who:              Pan-Hellenic Association of the Ministry of Culture employees.

Demonstration in Thessaloniki for today, Wednesday October 4: 

Time:                        11:00                     

Where:                     Public Transportation Offices (90, Papanastasiou St.)

Who:                        Union of unemployed


Time:                        15:30

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

Who:                         Anarchists

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.


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  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Greece.
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  • 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.
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