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16 Dec 2019 | 04:38 AM UTC

Spain: Demonstration planned in Valencia December 18

Civil society groups to march in Valencia for International Migrants Day December 18; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions likely

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Event

Several civil society groups have called for a protest in Valencia on Wednesday, December 18, to demand better conditions and treatment for refugees on International Migrants Day. Participants plan to gather at 19:00 (local time) at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento before heading to the Center for the Internment of Foreigners (CIE).

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are likely along the march route.

Context

International Migrants Day, proclaimed by the United Nations on December 4 2000, is celebrated every year on December 18, by UN Member States in order to raise awareness of migrant contributions in the economic, cultural and social fields.

Advice

Individuals in Valencia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.