Updated on 23 July 2019
Students, unions, and political parties are slated to protest on Tuesday, 23 July, in Athens
against a government policy that will abolish a law prohibiting police from entering
university campuses. Protesters will gather at the main building of Athens University on
Panepistimiou Street at 18:00 hours and march to Parliament. Local reports state they
expect the march to bring transportation to a standstill, therefore causing service
disruptions on public transportation. A heightened security presence is expected in the
vicinity of all protests.
Disrupted modes of transportation
Increases in traffic, especially near protest sites
Roads blocked by participants with little to no notice
Protests which have the possibility of turning violent, especially after dark
Clashes between security forces and participants
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent
Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
Call the authorities in the event of an emergency - 112
Allow extra time for travel
Monitor local and social media for updates
Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy
Depicted below in the map (yellow runners) are the above-mentioned locations where
crowds are expected.
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