Independence groups have called for torch marches throughout Catalonia on Friday, December 20, and Saturday, December 21, to call for the release of political prisoners, a now eighteen-year tradition.
Participants in Castelló d'Empúries (Girona) will gather on Friday at Plaça de la Basilica at 19:00 (local time). Those in Girona will gather at Plaça del Vi as of 19:30. Cadaques, Capelades, and Igualda, as well as many other towns will hold similar events.
Participants in Barcelona are set to gather on Saturday at Plaça Universitat starting at 19:30.
Transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of all marches and gatherings.
Individuals in Catalonia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and public gatherings, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence any protests, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.