Demonstration Alert

Location

Lánchíd utca, in front of the Várkert Bazár in District 1

Event

A political demonstration/march is expected to take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 15:00 to 22:00.    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.  While we have no information suggesting these protests will become violent, in some recent demonstrations protestors threw objects and the police used tear gas.  It is also possible that other protests will occur without prior notice before or after these protests.

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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