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Madrid Demonstration Alert

Updated on 12 December 2019

The Situation:

A climate change demonstration is scheduled in Madrid on Friday, 13 December. Protesters

are expected to gather at 10:30 (local time) at Plaza de la Constitucion and will later march

to Parque Lorenzo Azofra. The protest is scheduled to coincide with the Madrid COP25

meeting’s last day. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions

are likely. Demonstrations in other locations can not be ruled out.

Depicted below in the image below (yellow icon) are the locations gathers are will march

from. Exact routes are not available.

Possible Effects:

  • Blocked roads due to protests

  • Increased traffic, especially near city centers and government buildings

  • Protests and demonstrations, which can attract unwanted attention

  • Increased presence of security personnel, such as local police

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time to travel

  • Prepare for disruptions caused by protests

  • Avoid traveling through city centers, instead utilizing bypasses

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS® gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS® (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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