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02 May 2019 | 10:48 PM UTC

Spain: Demonstration planned in Barcelona May 3

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Demonstration by pro-Catalan independence groups planned in Barcelona May 3; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected near demonstration site

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/3/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona


A demonstration organized by pro-Catalan independence groups is slated to take place in Barcelona from 19:00 (local time) on Friday, May 3. Demonstrators are expected to gather at the Spanish government delegation office to denounce the central government's decision to ban several Catalan politicians from running in the EU parliamentary election (May 23-26).

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near the demonstration site. 


Individuals in Barcelona 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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