Greece, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Violent clashes during pro-Palestinian demonstration in the capital – Athens, Greece

2024-05-16: Violent clashes between security officials and protestors was reported on Wednesday (15 May) during a pro-Palestinian march to the Israeli embassy in the capital city Athens. Reportedly, the protesters hurled stones at security officials and in response, security officials fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. Several people were detained during these brief clashes.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.