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28 oct. 2020 | 17h54 UTC

Spain: Protest scheduled to be held in Madrid on October 29

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Solidarity protest against police brutality in Nigeria planned in Madrid for October 29; avoid demonstration as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 28/10/2020, 12h00 until 29/10/2020, 11h59 (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Madrid

Event

A protest is scheduled to take place in Madrid on Thursday, October 29, in solidarity with the ongoing movement against police brutality in Nigeria. Protesters are set to gather at Puerta del Sol at 12:00 (local time) before marching towards the Embassy of Nigeria on Calle Segre 23.

Although the protest is expected to pass peacefully, a heightened police presence and transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the march, and clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out.

Context

A series of protests organized under the #EndSARS social media campaign have been held across Nigeria over the past few months and have intensified in recent weeks, with demonstrations having led to fatal clashes between protesters and security forces. Unrest has continued despite an announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari that the controversial SARS police unit would be disbanded and replaced by a new agency called SWAT, a move which protesters have rejected.

Advice

Those in Madrid are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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