Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Barcelona (Spain), Squatter Demonstrations

Consulate General Barcelona informs U.S. citizens to avoid the immediate vicinity surrounding Travessera de Gracia 181, in the Gracia neighborhood of Barcelona where hundreds of demonstrators have been clashing with police for the past two nights.

Squatters and other demonstrators have been fighting with police and destroying neighborhood property including burning several motorcycles, overturning trash containers, and damaging private vehicles. Local authorities expect the demonstrations to continue for the duration of the week and possibly until Sunday, May 29.

It is best to avoid the area of demonstrations and exercise caution if you witness any other large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Source: U.S. Department of State