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09 Feb 2019 | 03:48 AM UTC

Spain: Opposition groups to protest in Madrid February 10

Spain News Alert

Opposition parties plan protests in Madrid’s Plaza de Colón on February 10 to demand resignation of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; localized disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Plaza de Colón (Madrid)

Event

Political opposition parties are planning to hold a protest in Madrid on Sunday, February 10, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. The event, which is being organized by the right-wing and center-right parties Popular Party (PP), Ciudadanos, and Vox, is scheduled to begin at 11:00 (local time) at Plaza de Colón. Related, smaller demonstrations are also expected in other cities across the country. Organizers claim that 20,000 people will attend the protest. A heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are expected near the Plaza de Colón.

Context

The parties claim Sánchez is betraying Spain by accepting a mediator in the dispute with Catalonian separatists. All three parties are opposed to an independent Catalan.

Advice

Individuals in Madrid are advised to monitor the situation, avoid any public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate a heightened security presence and localized disruptions.

 

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