Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (12 February 2021)

Location:  Barcelona, Spain 

Event:  On Friday, February 12, 2021, a demonstration is scheduled to take place at 11:30am at Plaza Sant Jaume in downtown Barcelona.  A political rally is also scheduled to take place at 8:00pm in Plaza Artos in the neighborhood of Sarrià.  U.S. citizens should expect traffic disruptions.  Please exercise caution in the vicinity of these events as even peaceful protests have the potential to turn violent without any warning.

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the areas of demonstrations.  Please see our Demonstrations in Spain webpage for more information. 

Actions to Take: 

    • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
    • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
    • Monitor local media for updates.
    • Be aware of your surroundings.
    • Keep a low profile.
    • Notify friends and family of your safety.
    • U.S. citizens may monitor English-language Spanish media at the following website: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
    • Also, view updates on Twitter, Facebook and Official Websites from the Mossos d’Esquadra (Regional Police), Barcelona City Police, Spanish National Police and Guardia Civil:

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