Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Madrid (Spain), Planned Demonstrations from July 28 – August 4

DEMONSTRATIONS PLANNED FOR JULY 28 � AUGUST 4, 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:

07/30/17

10:30 � 12:30

Jose Manuel Sanchez Sampato

Shareholders affected by the sale of Banco Popular

Alcala, 45 (HQ Bank of Spain), Puerta del Sol

07/30/17

13:00 � 14:30

Real Federacion EspaAola de Caza

Call for government action against hate crimes on social media

(Death of Melania Capitan)

Puerta del Sol

07/30/17

15:00 � 00:30

ONG Un mundo sin mordaza

World protest against dictatorships

Plaza de Colon

08/03/17

20:00 � 21:00

Plataforma victimas contra los crimenes de Franco

Against Franco's impunity

Puerta del Sol

08/04/17

20:30 � 21:30

Circulo Silencio

Laws against Human Rights

Puerta del Sol

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council