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Demonstration Alert: Barcelona (Spain), Demonstration Activity Following Trial Verdict

Location:  Barcelona, Spain

 

Event:  The verdict in the trial of pro-independence Catalan leaders is expected to be announced soon.  Significant demonstration activity may take place throughout Catalonia after the verdict is made public.  In the past, demonstrations have disrupted public transportation and have included gatherings near government facilities. 

 

Please see our Demonstrations in Spain webpage for more information.  

 

Actions to Take:

 

·       Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.

·       Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

·       Monitor local media for updates.

·       Be aware of your surroundings.

·       Keep a low profile.

·       Notify friends and family of your safety.

 

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language Spanish media at the following website:

  https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html

 

Also, view updates on Twitter, Facebook and Official Websites from the Mossos d’Esquadra (Regional Police), Barcelona City Police, Spanish National Police and Guardia Civil:

 

Mossos d’Esquadra (Regional Police)

Barcelona City Police

https://twitter.com/spanishpolice?lang=en

https://www.facebook.com/PoliciaNacional/?fref=ts

https://www.policia.es/ 

https://twitter.com/guardiacivil?lang=en

https://www.facebook.com/GuardiaCivil.es/

http://www.guardiacivil.es/en/servicios/atencionciudadano_1/index.html

 

 

Assistance:

·        U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain

+34-915-872-200

AskACS@state.gov 

http://es.usembassy.gov 

·        U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain

+34-932-802-227

BarcelonaACS@state.gov

http://es.usembassy.gov 

·        State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444  

·       Spain Country Information

 

·        Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates. 


·        Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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