Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary (February 16, 2022) 


Location: Downtown Budapest near the U.S. Embassy 

 Event: The Embassy would like to inform you of the following demonstrations: 

  •  Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Up to 200 taxi drivers in their vehicles are expected to block the streets around city hall (Gerlóczy utca, Városház utca, and Bárczy István utca) to protest taxi fares. 
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    A small group of demonstrators is expected to gather at Szabadság tér (Liberty Square) to protest the destruction of wildlife at Lake Balaton.

  •  Friday, February 18, 2022, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    A small group of demonstrators is expected to gather at Kossuth Lajos tér to draw attention to climate change. 

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid large crowds and areas where demonstrators are gathering. 
  • Monitor local media for updates. 
  • Comply with directions from local authorities. 


For Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary 

American Citizens Services Unit: 


State Department – Consular Affairs 

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 


Hungary Country Information 

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