News Alerts

21 Dec 2018 | 08:57 AM UTC

Spain: Disruptive protests in and around Barcelona Dec. 21

Spain News Alert

Pro-independence groups to hold disruptive actions in and around Barcelona throughout December 21; associated transportation disruptions and heightened security measures expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/22/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona


Disruptive pro-independence protests are expected to take place in Catalonia throughout the day on Friday, December 21, to denounce the holding of a governmental meeting in Barcelona. On Friday morning (local time), protesters organized road blocks affecting numerous highways, including those linking Catalonia to France and Madrid, as well as those serving Barcelona.

Militants also called for protests to take place at 09:00 (local time) on the same day, in front of the Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, in order to disrupt the meeting. Further protests and road blockades are expected throughout the day in Barcelona. The Catalan National Assembly (ANC), a pro-independence organization, called for a demonstration to be held at 18:00 in the center of the Catalan capital.

As such, major transportation disruptions can be expected both in the center and the outskirts of Barcelona throughout the day, as well as a heightened security presence. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.


Individuals present in Barcelona are advised to monitor the development of the situation, plan for extra time to reach their destination, and avoid all protests as a precaution.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news