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23 Nov 2018 | 04:20 PM UTC

Spain: Truck driver protests in Barcelona Nov. 23, 30, and Dec. 5

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Traffic congestion reported on major thoroughfares in Barcelona amid truck driver protest November 23; similar protests expected November 30 and December 5

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/5/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona

Event

Traffic congestion has been reported on major thoroughfares in Barcelona - including the Ronda Litoral (B-10), the Ronda de Dalt (B-20), and the B-23 freeway - on Friday, November 23, due to a truck driver protest. Continued disruptions are possible on these routes over the coming hours. Similar protests are expected in Barcelona on November 30 and December 5.

Context

The truck drivers have called for the protests to denounce the Barcelona City Council's alleged breach of a November 15 agreement that stipulates heavy trucks going to and from the Port of Barcelona be allowed to travel on the B-10. The drivers claim that Barcelona police have repeatedly fined truck drivers on the B-10 despite the agreement.

Advice

Individuals in Barcelona are advised to prepare for traffic disruptions on protest days and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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