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08 sept. 2018 | 16h12 UTC

Spain: Protest march in Barcelona on September 11 /update 1

Spain Alerte de sécurité

Demonstration in favor of Catalan independence to take place in Barcelona on September 11

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/9/2018, 12h00 until 11/9/2018, 11h59 (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona

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Event

A demonstration is scheduled to take place in Barcelona on Tuesday, September 11. According to local sources, the march is set to coincide with Catalan National Day and is being organized in support of Catalan independence. Demonstrators will gather at 16:00 (local time) at Glories Square before marching along Avenida Diagonal to Palau Reial. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration.

Context

Political tensions flared between the Spanish government and supporters of Catalan independence following Catalonia's controversial and unsanctioned independence referendum on October 1, 2017. The results, in which 90 percent of the votes were in favor of independence, were ruled unconstitutional and annulled by the central government in Madrid.  

Advice

Individuals in Barcelona are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.  

 

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