Alert: Unauthorized Demonstrations in Madrid March 16, 2018

Location: Lavapies neighborhood, Madrid, Spain

Event:  Social media reports that unauthorized demonstrations and protests are expected to take place in Madrid in the neighborhood of Lavapies on 3/16/2018 beginning at 18:00.  The demonstrations follow clashes between local authorities and neighbors after the death of a street vendor.  These protests are not directed at the U.S. government or individual Americans.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity.

Actions to take:

  •  Avoid the Lavapies, Madrid area.
  • Monitor local media and social media for updates on the situation.