Protest

18
Nov
9:02 UTC

Spain Tactical: March by far-right groups to be held from Genova Street in Madrid at 21:00 (local time) on November 20; maintain vigilance

Please be advised

  • According to reports, far-right groups have called for a protest in remembrance of former right-wing political leader Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera to be staged in Madrid on November 20, coinciding with the anniversary of his death in 1936.
  • Protesters are expected to gather in Genova Street, 24 at 21:00 (local time) and will reportedly march towards the Moncloa Palace via an unspecified route. 

Assessments

  1. Judging by the mobilizational capability of the groups involved, the protests are likely to witness turnouts ranging in the low-to-mid hundreds. 
  2. While precedent suggests that the demonstration is likely to transpire largely peacefully, it carries with it a latent potential for unrest due to both the sensitive nature of the issue, as well as COVID-19-related restrictions in place. In light of this, the protest may report instances of localized clashes with security forces or with counter-protesters. As such, a bolstered security presence can be anticipated in the vicinity of Genova Street and the Moncloa Palace to monitor proceedings.
  3. Disruptions to vehicular and pedestrian traffic can be anticipated in the vicinity of the aforementioned locations during the night hours.

Recommendations

Those operating or residing in Madrid on November 20 are advised to maintain vigilance in the vicinity of Genova Street and The Moncloa Palace during the night hours due to the potential for unrest. 

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Low
AFFECTED AREA Madrid, Spain
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Medium
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

Please be advised

  • According to reports, far-right groups have called for a protest in remembrance of former right-wing political leader Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera to be staged in Madrid on November 20, coinciding with the anniversary of his death in 1936.
  • Protesters are expected to gather in Genova Street, 24 at 21:00 (local time) and will reportedly march towards the Moncloa Palace via an unspecified route. 

Assessments

  1. Judging by the mobilizational capability of the groups involved, the protests are likely to witness turnouts ranging in the low-to-mid hundreds. 
  2. While precedent suggests that the demonstration is likely to transpire largely peacefully, it carries with it a latent potential for unrest due to both the sensitive nature of the issue, as well as COVID-19-related restrictions in place. In light of this, the protest may report instances of localized clashes with security forces or with counter-protesters. As such, a bolstered security presence can be anticipated in the vicinity of Genova Street and the Moncloa Palace to monitor proceedings.
  3. Disruptions to vehicular and pedestrian traffic can be anticipated in the vicinity of the aforementioned locations during the night hours.

Recommendations

Those operating or residing in Madrid on November 20 are advised to maintain vigilance in the vicinity of Genova Street and The Moncloa Palace during the night hours due to the potential for unrest. 

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Low
AFFECTED AREA Madrid, Spain
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Medium
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible