Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Madrid (Spain), Planned Demonstrations September 16-23

DEMONSTRATIONS PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 16-23, 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:

09/18/16

12:00 - 15:00

Fed Reg Asoc Vecinales de Madrid. Defensa de la sanidad publica

For a 100% public and quality health care system

Colegio de medicos, Santa Isabel 1, Doctor Mata, Atocha, Plaza Carlos V, Paseo del Prado 18-20 (Ministry of Health)

09/20/16

12:30 - 14:30

Girma TelahA�n Abate Denise

Against the recent killings in Ethiopia

Plaza de la Provincia 1 (MFA)

09/20/16

12:30 - 14:30

Sindicatos UGT, CCOO

Against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty

Paseo de la Castellana 46 (EUROPEAN UNION)

09/22/16

20:00 - 21:00

Plataforma contra la impunidad de los crimenes de Franco

Against Franco's impunity

Puerta del Sol

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council