Protesters reportedly clashed with police in Barcelona on Friday, October 16, as they gathered to denounce restrictions in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Around 50 demonstrators threw bricks and fireworks at police in the vicinity of Plaça de Catalunya, with other small clashes reported in plazas nearby.
Localized disruptions and a heightened security presence should be expected in the vicinity of the clashes. Further related protests are likely throughout Spain in the near term.
Those in Barcelona are advised to avoid protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow additional travel time, and heed any instructions issued by local authorities.
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