Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in front of U.S. Embassy January 10-13, 2024

Event 1: Wednesday, January 10 at approximately 11:00 AM. Around 20 participants are expected to gather in front of the U.S. Embassy in protest of allied forces activity during World War II.

Event 2: Saturday, January 13 at approximately 14:00 (2:00 PM). Around 30 participants are expected to gather in front of the U.S. Embassy in protest of the anniversary of allied forces activity in Sofia during World War II.

The U.S. Embassy is located in Lozenets at Kozyak Str. 16 in Sofia.

Actions to Take:

  • 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.

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)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Bulgaria Country Information

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