Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary

Events: Be advised that on July 26 and July 31, there are planned demonstrations in Budapest. Currently, we are unaware of information indicating a specific threat from or against these events. Hungarian Police will be present at each of these events to monitor the security situation.

Date/Time:  Monday, July 26, 6-8pm

Location: Gathering in front of the House of Terror museum located at 60 Andrássy út

March Route: Andrássy út (service road and the sidewalk)– Kodály körönd (main road)– Andrássy út (service road and the sidewalk) – Lendvay utca / FIDESZ Party central office under 26 Lendvay utca in District 6

Organizer:  Momentum Mozgalom political party

Purpose:  To protest the Pegasus phone surveillance scandal and government politics

 

Date/Time: Saturday, July 31, 10am-1pm

Location: Hősök tére in District 14

Organizer: Professional Chamber of the Hungarian Health Care Workers

Purpose: To demonstrate against the poor state of the Hungarian Public Health Care, and for the underpaid and non-recognized health care workers. 

General Guidance:

  • If you find yourself in or near a demonstration, be aware of your surroundings and continually assess the demonstration for changes.
  • Even peaceful demonstrations can turn violent quickly. Depart any demonstration and seek shelter at the first sign of violence.
  • Monitor local media for further information.
  • Comply with directions from local authorities.

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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