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23 Jul 2020 | 05:21 PM UTC

Spain: Thousands gather to protest company layoff plan near Madrid July 23

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Thousands gather to protest Airbus layoff plan near Madrid July 23; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Community of Madrid, Getafe (Community of Madrid)

Event

Thousands of Airbus employees have gathered outside one of the company's factories in the town of Getafe (Community of Madrid) to protest a layoff plan on Thursday, July 23. Protesters have been chanting, waving banners, and wearing masks outside the factory. Later, the protesters marched from the factory to the town hall of Getafe and the town's mayor gave a speech supporting the protesting employees. As of Thursday afternoon, reports suggest that there have been no clashes and the protest remains largely peaceful.

Associated business and transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be anticipated near all demonstration sites.

Advice

Individuals in Getafe are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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