Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Madrid (Spain), Planned Demonstrations January 5-12

Planned and spontaneous demonstrations and gatherings take place in Spain, especially in Madrid and Barcelona, in response to economic or other events. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. The Government Delegation in Madrid has authorized the following demonstrations and gatherings:

01/05/17 18:30 � 20:45 Madrid City Hall Three Kings Parade Plaza San Juan de la Cruz � Plaza de Cibeles

01/08/17 11:00 � 13:30 Carmen Luque. (Todos los niAos robados son tambien mis niAos) In memory of our stolen children Puerta del Sol

01/12/17 12:00 � 14:30 Federacion Servicios Ciudadania CCOO To request readmission of dismissed workers, etc. (RIF) Plaza Jacinto Benavente, Carretas, Puerta del Sol

01/12/17 19:00 � 20:00 Plat de victimas contra la impunidad de los crimenes de Franco Compensation for Franco's crimes Puerta del Sol

01/12/17 18:00 � 20:30 Federacion Servicios Ciudadania. CCOO For labor reform and against corruption Plaza Jacinto Benavente, Carretas, Puerta del Sol

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council