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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Madrid (Spain), Planned Demonstrations September 15-22

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DEMONSTRATIONS PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 15 - 22, 2017

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:

09/16/17
16:00 – 21:00
Partido Antitaurino
Against mistreatment of animals .
Puerta del Sol, Carrera San Jerónimo, Paseo Recoletos, Cibeles, Puerta del Sol

09/16/17
19:00 – 21:30
Comité Empresa Cásbega – Coca - Cola
Against the breach of court rulings by Coca-Cola.
Callao, Gran Vía, Virgen de los Peligros, Alcalá, Sevilla, Plaza Canalejas, Príncipe, Plaza Santa Ana

09/17/17
10:00 – 13:30
Coordinadora Asociaciones de Ciclistas de Madrid
To claim security measures for cyclists in the public highways.
Cibeles, Hermanos Garcia Noblejas, Avenida Arcentales, Plaza de Grecia, Avenida de España, Avenida de la Constitución, Colombia

09/17/17
17:30 – 19:30
Mouruth Chhima El Khattabi
Against the situation of the Rif population in Alhucemas.
Puerta del Sol

09/21/17
19:00 – 20:30
Victor Talgo Gomez Limón
Against the layoffs in the “Eva Duarte Sport Centers”.
Plaza Manuel Becerra, Alcalá, Goya, Velázquez 52

09/21/17
20:00 – 21:00
Plataforma Víctimas contra la impunidad de Franco
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
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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. Afterhours
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
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through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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