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12 Oct 2020 | 12:54 PM UTC

Spain: Demonstrators gather to protest COVID-19 restrictions in Madrid on October 12

Spain News Alert

Hundreds gather to protest COVID-19 restrictions in Madrid on October 12; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Madrid

Event

Hundreds of supporters of the far-right Vox party have gathered in Madrid on Monday, October 12, to protest against renewed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in the Community of Madrid. The demonstrators gathered in their vehicles at 12:00 (local time) at Plaza de Colon before driving along Paseo de la Castellana. As of Monday afternoon, reports suggest that there have been no clashes and the protest remains peaceful.

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

Advice

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

 

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