Severity: Warning Alert

Civil Unrest: Parents and unionized teachers plan protest march in central Athens, Greece, Sept. 17. Localized disruptions likely.

Alert Begins 15 Sep 2020 05:49 PM UTC
Alert Expires 17 Sep 2020 11:59 PM UTC

  • Event: Protest march
  • Location(s): Propylea, Athens (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1830 Sept. 17
  • Impact: Heightened security, localized transport disruptions; possible clashes

Summary
Parents and unionized teachers plan to demonstrate in central Athens on the evening of Sept. 17 to demand better coronavirus disease (COVID-19) protection measures for schools. Participants will gather at 1830 at the Propylaea before marching to the Parliament building.

Hundreds of people could attend. Heightened security and localized transport disruptions are likely near or along the march route. While the event will probably pass peacefully, isolated clashes between police and protesters remain possible. Authorities could conduct mass arrests if they deem the gathering violates COVID-19 restrictions. Related or solidarity protests are possible outside government educational offices in other cities.

Advice
Avoid the protest as a routine security precaution and to mitigate possible disruptions. Allow additional time to reach destinations in central Athens on the evening of Sept. 17.


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