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08 Sep 2019 | 02:54 PM UTC

Spain: National Day celebrations in Catalonia September 11

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National Day celebrations to be held throughout Catalonia region on September 11; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Catalonia, Barcelona

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Event

The National Day of Catalonia, commemorating the fall of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession, will be celebrated throughout the Catalonia region on Wednesday, September 11. The main event will be held at 16:00 (local time) at the Plaça d'Espanya in Barcelona. Participants will then move to the nearby avenues of Creu Coberta, Tarragona, Reina Cristina, and Gran Via. Organizers expect up to 1 million participants across Catalonia. 

Associated demonstrations are also expected to take place in urban areas throughout the region. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around all commemorative events.

Advice

Individuals in Barcelona, and the Catalonia region more generally, are advised to avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, anticipate heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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