Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration at The Ministry of Agriculture – Monday, February 5

Event: Today February 5, 2024, livestock breeders have organized a protest in front of the Ministry of Agriculture. They are expecting about 1500 people at 11:00 a.m. They have not announced a march, but it is possible that they will proceed to the Council of Ministers.

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 protests.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

U.S. Citizens in trouble are advised to call the police (112), seek a safe location, and wait for assistance.

 Assistance:

Bulgarian emergency hotline: 112

U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria

+359-2-937-5100 (business hours)

+359-2-937-5101 (after hours—emergencies only—arrest, death, or danger to the safety and security of U.S. citizens)

ACS_Sofia@state.gov

https://bg.usembassy.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Bulgaria Country Information

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