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21 Nov 2020 | 09:40 PM UTC

Spain: Demonstration over controversial education law to be held in Madrid November 22

Demonstration over controversial education law to be held in Madrid on November 22 with more protests scheduled nationwide; avoid all demonstrations as a precaution

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Event

The 'Mas Plurales' alliance of student associations, labor unions, and civil society groups are scheduled to hold nationwide protests in the coming days, with a caravan protest due to take place in Madrid on Sunday, November 22; the demonstrations are being held in protest of a controversial education law. In the capital, a caravan protest will begin from Plaza de Cibeles at 11:00 (local time), from which participants will head to Cuzco. Reports state that between November 22-28 additional caravan protests will be held in 30 provinces nationwide. 

Although the protests are expected to pass peacefully, a heightened police presence and transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstrations. Clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Those in Spain are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.