Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Activity at U.S. Embassy – Tuesday, January 10, 2023


From 1100 to 1800 hours on Tuesday, January 10, Ataka, a Bulgarian nationalist political party, plans to protest the anniversary of allied forces bombings in Sofia during World War II.

Demonstration organizers notified the embassy of a demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy in Sofia, consisting of approximately 60-70 demonstrators.  The Embassy does not anticipate disruptions to routine consular services.

Actions to Take:

  • Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly become violent.
  • Avoid areas of demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly found in the vicinity of large gatherings or demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • U.S. Citizens are advised to call the police (#112), seek a safe location, and wait for assistance from the police