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12 Oct 2018 | 08:40 PM UTC

France: Demonstration in Paris, other cities October 13

France News Alert

Climate activist groups to march in Paris, other French cities on October 13; heightened security measures and traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris, Bordeaux, Dijon, Grenoble district (Isère department), Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse

Event

A demonstration led by climate-activist group Friends of the Earth (Amis de la Terre) is planned in Paris on Saturday, October 13. Participants will reportedly gather at Place de l'Opéra beginning at 13:00 (local time) and begin marching along Rue Réaumur, Rue de Turbigo, and Rue du Temple, ending at Place de la République at 14:30. The rally is scheduled to end at 19:00. The Paris Prefecture of Police will suspend traffic along the demonstration route beginning at 13:00. The group has reportedly organized additional rallies in other French cities, including in Bordeaux, Dijon, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near the demonstration sites.

Context

The Marche pour le Climat is a series of demonstrations set to take place in Europe regarding climate and environmental issues.

Advice

Individuals in France, and particularly those Paris, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, prepare for traffic disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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