Thousands rallied nationwide on Saturday, December 15, to call for reforms to pension rates and an end to budget cuts. Demonstrations were reported in Madrid, Santander, Bilbao, and Pamplona, among other cities, to demand a pension of at least 1080 Euros per month and to protest cuts to social, education, and health programs. Additional protests over the pension plans are possible nationwide in the near term. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected near demonstration sites.
Individuals in Spain are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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