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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Madrid (Spain), Planned Demonstrations October 6-13

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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:

12:00 – 13:00
Fundación DENAES
For the Unity of Spain & the rule of Law
Plaza de Colón

12:00 – 14:00
Plataforma Ni un día más sin exámen
Against the lack of services available when obtaining a driver’s license
Paseo de la Castellana, 5

16:00 – 18:00
Movimiento Social Rifeño
Against the repression of the people of the Rif
Puerta del Sol

18:00 – 20:30
Asociación Promoción Ley urgente de la vivienda en Madrid
For the right to housing in Madrid
Plaza Jacinto Benavente, Carretas, Puerta del Sol, Mayor, Bailén, San Buenaventura

12:00 – 14:30
Asociación de Familiares y personas con enfermedad mental “El Timón”
To claim the release of all mental patients in prison
Plaza de España, Gran Vía, Plaza Callao, Preciados, Puerta del Sol

17:30 – 19:30
Alicia Roa Alonso
Against the damage caused by gene activity
Plaza San Juan de la Cruz

08:00 – 15:30
For decent pensions
Plaza Emperador Carlos V (Atocha), Paseo Prado, Plaza Cánovas del Castillo, Cibeles, Alcalá, Sevilla, Carrera San Jerónimo, Puerta del Sol

12:00 – 13:00
Servicio Ciudadanía CCOO
For the labor rights of Public Servants
Plaza de las Cortes (Chamber of Deputies)

20:00 – 21:00
Plataforma víctimas contra la impunidad del Franquismo
Against Franco’s impunity
Puerta del Sol

For further information about security in Spain:

 See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Spain Country Specific Information.
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 Contact the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain, located at Calle Serrano 75, 28006 Madrid, at +34 91 587 2200, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +34 91 587 2200.
 Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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