PHOTO: Manuel Flores.

MIAMI — From this morning, the Spanish government started to reinforce security at airports and rail stations in the region of Catalonia, principally Barcelona Airport El Prat (BCN), Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO), and Reus Airport (REU).

This measure was taken in order to prevent the Catalans or any group of civilians from taking airport facilities by force. Barcelona Airport El Prat has more than 150 agents of the Civil Guard, group trained to defeat terrorist group, ETA, surrounding the area. The direction board from both Girona-Costa Brava Airport and Reus Airport made the same decisions regarding the security shielding.

Thousands of protests and strikes in one of the most flourishing areas of the Iberic country have strengthened since last week. And due to this matter, many carriers, such as American Airlines, encourage customers to avoid flying to Barcelona.

Moreover, the carrier, under the joint business with Iberia, and to provide passengers a contingency plan regarding riots in Catalonia, established: “Possible demonstrations, which can take place between October 3 and 13, can affect your travel plans. We are offering you an additional flexibility that allows you to change your travel plans at no cost.”

Until the moment, there are no words from the politician and current president of the Government of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, in favor or against the independence from Spain.