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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Madrid (Spain), Planned Demonstrations September 22-29

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DEMONSTRATIONS PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 22-29, 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:

09/23/17
17:30 – 21:30
Arcopoli - Upm
For the rights of bisexual people
Puerta del Sol

09/25/17
19:30 – 20:30
Foro Madrid contra la violencia a las mujeres
Against gender violence
Puerta del Sol

09/26/17
18:30 – 19:30
Red solidaria de acogida a los refugiados etc
To denounce the migratory policies in the EU
Puerta del Sol

09/26/17
18:30 – 21:00
Asoc Madrid 43 Ayotzinapa
Solidarity of the Mexican people with the “affaire Iguala” etc.
Carrera de San Jerónimo 46 (Mexican Embassy)

09/27/17
11:00 – 14:00
Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores . Sindicato CISPE
Spanish security firms: labor issues
Plaza Independencia, Cibeles, Paseo Recoletos, Plaza Colón, Alcalá Galiano, Amador de los Ríos, Paseo Castellana 63


09/27/17
17:00 – 19:00
Fed Servicios CCOO - UGT
Against the stoppage of the collective agreement in the catering sector
Cibeles, Gran Vía, Plaza Callao, Preciados, Puerta del Sol

09/28/17
12:00 – 14:00
Sindicato Acaip
Labor issues of Prison Officers
Puerta del Sol, Carrera San Jerónimo, Cedaceros, Alcalá, Cibeles, Paseo Recoletos, Plaza de Colón, Paseo Castellana 5

09/28/17
12:00 – 12:30
JUSAPOL, Asoc Justicia salarial para la Policía
To bring salaries to equal levels for all Spanish Police
Miguel Angel 25 (Government Delegation)

09/28/17
19:00 – 22:00
Asoc del Forum Feminista de Madrid
For the right to a safe and legal abortion
San Bernardo, Glorieta Ruiz Giménez, San Bernardo 45 (Ministry of Justice)

09/28/17
20:00 – 21:00
Plat 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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