Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona Spain, September 18, 2019

Location: Gracia Neighborhood, Barcelona, Spain

Event: Local police expect an anarchist protest to take place in the Gracia district of Barcelona in the aftermath of the expulsion of squatters from a building in the neighborhood. The demonstration is planned to begin at Fontana metro station at 7:00 pm and local police expect 250-300 anarchist protesters.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the Gracia district.
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.

 View updates from the Spanish National Police, Guardia Civil, Mossos d’Esquadra (Regional Police) and Guardia Urbana (Barcelona City Police) at the following:

Twitter:  @policia@guardiacivil@mossos@barcelona_GUB


Or visit their websites:

Policia Nacional

Guardia Civil

Mossos d’Esquadra

Guardia Urbana


  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444