Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Madrid (Spain), Planned Demonstrations October 21-28

DEMONSTRATIONS PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 21-28, 2016

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:

10/21/16 18:30 - 19:30 Pablo Llama Sierra, Asoc AHIGE Against Gender violence Puerta del Sol 10/22/16 12:00 - 14:30 Maria del Carmen Montesinos Cid To claim more protection of animals Plaza Independencia, Cibeles, Paseo del Prado, Atocha, Alfonso XII, Plaza Independencia

10/22/16 18:00 - 23:00 Alicia Ramos (Plat Octubre Trans) Transgender issues Chueca, Augusto Figueroa, San Bartolome, Plaza Pedro Zerolo, Clavel, Gran Via, Sevilla, De la Cruz, Jacinto Benavente

10/22/16 18:00 - 19:00 Francisco Manuel Sardinero Alonso Solidarity with the Syrian People Serrano 106 (across from the US Embassy)

10/24/16 20:30 - 22:00 Iglesia Evangelica de Filadelfia en Orcasitas To support the victims of 11-M Puerta del Sol DATE DURATION ORGANIZERS PURPOSE OF PROTEST OR DEMONSTRATION LOCATION

10/26/16 12:00 - 14:30 Ana Garcia Rubio (Sindicato de Estudiantes) Against the LOMCE Law of Education Atocha, Plaza Jacinto Benavente, Carretas, Puerta del Sol

10/26/16 17:00 - 21:00 Ligia Triana Contreras Nava Demanding the Venezuelan recall 2016 Puerta del Sol

10/26/16 18:00 - 21:00 Ana Garcia Rubio (Sindicato de Estudiantes) Against the LOMCE Law of Education Plaza Canovas del Castillo, Paseo del Prado, Alcala 34 (Ministry of Education)

10/27/16 17:00 - 21:00 Ligia Triana Contreras Demanding the Venezuelan recall 2016 Plaza del Callao

10/27/16 18:30 - 19:30 Empresa Banco Popular FES - UGT Labor issues Banco Popular Jose Ortega y Gasset 29

10/28/16 17:00 - 21:00 Ligia Triana Contreras Demanding the Venezuelan recall 2016 Puerta del Sol

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.