Demonstration Alert

1. Location

Gathering site: Oktogon tér – Budapest, Hungary.

Event

 A political demonstration/march is expected to take place on Saturday, January 5, 2018 – 10:00 to 19:00.   The authorities expect 500 participants to take part.   The Hungarian Police have noted that there will be a law enforcement presence at the venue.  The demonstration is properly registered with the Hungarian National Police and they will provide security.  Demonstrators will gather at Oktogon tér in District 6 and march together with the demonstrators gathering at Hősök tere and Vértanúk tere to the Parliament beginning at 14:00.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise caution if you intend to be in the area at the time of the demonstration.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

 

2. Location

Gathering site: Hősök tere – Budapest, Hungary.

Event

A political demonstration/march is expected to take place on Saturday, January 5, 2019 – 14:00 to 19:00.  The authorities expect 5000 participants to take part.  Demonstrators will gather at Hősök tere in District 14 and march together with the demonstrators gathering at Oktogon tér and Vértanúk tere to the Parliament. The Hungarian Police have noted that there will be a law enforcement presence at the venue.  The demonstration is properly registered with the Hungarian National Police and they will provide security.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise caution if you intend to be in the area at the time of the demonstration.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

 

3. Location

Gathering site: Sandor Palace / Presidential Palace in the Castle – Budapest, Hungary.

Event

A political demonstration/march is expected to take place on Saturday, January 5, 2018 – 13:00 to 15:00.  The authorities expect 200 participants to take part.  The Hungarian Police have noted that there will be a law enforcement presence at the venue.  The demonstration is properly registered with the Hungarian National Police and they will provide security.  The route is expected to be Báthory utca – Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út – Podmaniczky utca – Teréz körút – Oktogon tér.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise caution if you intend to be in the area at the time of the demonstration.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

 

 

4. Location

Gathering site: Szent György tér, near the new office building of the Prime Minister in the Castle in District 1 – Budapest, Hungary.

Event

A political demonstration/march is expected to take place on Monday, January 7, 2019 – 12:00 to 13:00.  The authorities expect 1000 participants to take part.  The Hungarian Police have noted that there will be a law enforcement presence at the venue.  The demonstration is properly registered with the Hungarian National Police and they will provide security.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise caution if you intend to be in the area at the time of the demonstration.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary

+36 1 475 4400

ACS.Budapest@state.gov

https://hu.usembassy.gov

 

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 

Hungary Country Information

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