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04 Sep 2019 | 02:06 AM UTC

Spain: Pensioners plan protests in Bilbao September 4 and Madrid October 16

Spain News Alert

Pensioners’ movement calls for protests in Bilbao on September 4 and in Madrid on October 16; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Bilbao, Madrid


The Biscay Pensioners Movement is calling for a protest in Bilbao on Wednesday, September 4. Participants plan to meet at Sabin Etxea at 12:00 (local time). The movement has also announced a protest in the Cortes area of Madrid on Wednesday, October 16, although organizers did not immediately announce a time. Local media outlets reported that the group also plans to carry out a four hour work-stoppage in November; further details have not been announced as of September 4.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near all protest sites. 


Individuals in Bilbao, and Spain more generally, 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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