Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Madrid (Spain), Planned Demonstrations for August 25 – September 1

DEMONSTRATIONS PLANNED FOR AUGUST 25 � SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Planned and spontaneous demonstrations take place in Spain, especially in Madrid and Barcelona, in response to economic or other events. If you encounter a large public gathering or demonstration, the U.S. Embassy suggests that you avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

The Government Delegation in Madrid has authorized the following demonstrations:

08/25/17

19:00 � 02:00

Asociacion Kellys Union Madrid

In support of rights for hotel cleaning staff

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

08/25/17

19:30 � 1:00

Foro Madrid contra la Violencia a las Mujeres

To claim effective measures against gender violence

Puerta del Sol, Madrid

08/25/17

21:00 � 03:00

Lidia Sanchez Canelada

To bear witness to the Gospel of Christ

Puerta del Sol, Madrid

08/26/17

17:30 � 04:30

Lidia Sanchez Canelada

To bear witness to the Gospel of Christ

Plaza Cibeles, Alcala, Gran Via, Plaza EspaAa, Plaza Callao, Puerta del Sol, Madrid

08/27/17

18:30 � 03:30

Lidia Sanchez Canelada

To bear witness to the Gospel of Christ

Puerta del Sol, Madrid

08/30/17

10:30 � 4:00

Margarita Perez Garcia

For the victims of stolen children

Plaza de las Cortes, Madrid

08/31/17

20:00 � 01:00

Plataforma de Victimas contra la impunidad del Franquismo

Against Franco's Impunity

Puerta del Sol, Madrid

09/01/17

20:30 � 01:00

Cesar Lopez Ramirez

In protest of laws that go against human rights

Puerta del Sol, Madrid

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council