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Demonstration Alert Issued for Barcelona, Spain

US Embassy advises of significant demonstration activity expected in the Catalonia Region

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The U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Spain and Andorra issued a Demonstration Alert regarding ‘significant activity expected in the Catalonia region to continue.’

This U.S. Embassy Alert, published on October 16, 2019, says ‘Protests are expected at 7 pm today at the intersection of Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes and Carrer Marina.’

And, ‘Demonstrations are also likely to disrupt roadways leading into Barcelona from various towns throughout the region, including marches on major highways from Tarragona, Tarrega, Berga, Vic, and Girona.’ 

‘In addition, protesters in some areas have disrupted public transportation, damaged traffic lights, and obstructed rail lines and road access to the Barcelona airport.’

This area is located about 2.8 km north of Barcelona, Spain.   

The Catalonia region in northeastern Spain has a population of about 7.6 million residents and is known for the city of Barcelona, the beach resorts of Costa Brava, and the Pyrenees Mountains.

Furthermore, ‘some groups have called for a general strike on Friday, October 18, that will likely affect services throughout Catalonia, including public transportation and private business services.’

‘Protesters have also called for demonstrations at Barcelona airport during the weekend.’

This new Demonstration Alert suggests US citizens can monitor current events at:

Assistance for U.S. citizens is available at these locations:

This new demonstration information is in addition to the Embassy Travel Advisory published on October 15, 2019, and the U.S. Department of State Level 2 ‘Exercise Increased Caution’ Travel Advisory, which was last updated on March 18, 2019.

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