Thessaloniki Demonstration and Strikes Alert
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Place of Gathering: AHEPA Hospital
Demonstrators: Commission on International Recession and Peace
Reason: In memory of Grigoris Lambrakis
Remember, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence without warning. Avoid areas of demonstrations and, if you are within the vicinity of any demonstrations, remain vigilant and exercise caution.
Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings and local events, monitor local news stations for updates, and report specific incidences of targeted violence to the U. S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki or the U.S. Embassy in Athens. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security. For additional information, please refer to A Safe Trip Abroad.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens and nationals traveling to or residing in Greece enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). U.S. citizens and nationals without Internet access may enroll directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Enrolling signs you up to receive updated information about areas abroad and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to contact you or your designated contact in case of emergency.
You can contact the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki or the U.S. Embassy in Athens for general consular assistance and up-to-date information on conditions in Greece. Check this website for opening hours and contact information for the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki: http://thessaloniki.usconsulate.gov/contact.html .
Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, a regular toll line at +1-202-501-4444 for callers from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). You can also stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as the Worldwide Caution. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well.