Social unrest due to rising prices, aggravated by the invasion of Ukrainewill live today a peak day in Barcelona. The Catalan capital will experience this Wednesday, March 23, a day of demonstrations and protests in the street. In addition to the transport strike, which is entering its tenth day, various groups, unions and organizations have called for all kinds of acts to protest the rise in electricity and fuel prices. These protests are joined by the schools, which will protest against the ruling of the TSJC that establishes a minimum percentage of education in Spanish.
These are the main demonstrations that will take place in the Catalan capital:
9 hours: carriers will go to the Ronda Litoral
The entity that has initiated the strike of the carriers, the National Platform in Defense of the Transport Sector, has called a concentration in the Free Zone at 8 am from where, an hour later, they plan to enter the Ronda Litoral. Its intention is to first cut traffic in the Besòs direction and, later, the Llobregat.
9 am: slow taxi ride from El Prat to the Parliament
ELITE TAXI CALLS
Tomorrow March 23, mobilization for the rise in fuel.
We need immediate solutions to alleviate this unbridled rise in prices, and especially in fuel prices that affect us directly.
Maximum assistance is requested. pic.twitter.com/Qv9ztHxFOf
— Elite Taxi Barcelona (@Elite_TaxiBcn) March 22, 2022
The taxi drivers of Barcelona have decided to join the day of mobilizations with a slow march that will cross a good part of the city. Their main claim coincides with that of freight carriers: to demand a drop in fuel prices. The mobilization is scheduled to begin at nine in the morning at Terminal 1 of El Prat airport. The vehicles will have the Parliament of Catalonia as their destination and for this they plan to cross Barcelona along Gran Via and Paseo de Sant Joan.
6:00 p.m.: Demonstration in the center
Different organizations, including the CCOO and UGT unions, the CONFAVC neighborhood confederation and self-employed organizations have called a demonstration at 6:00 p.m. in Plaza de Urquinaona to demand price control and reform of the energy market. The motto is ‘Let’s stop prices. Let’s avoid poverty’. The protest is also called in Girona, Lleida and Tarragona.