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05 Nov 2018 | 01:59 PM UTC

France: Heightened security for November 11 commemorations in Paris

France News Alert

Heightened security and associated disruptions in Paris on November 11 during World War I commemorations

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/12/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris


Over 100 foreign dignitaries, including Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump, will attend a ceremony in the capital Paris on November 11 to commemorate the end of World War I in 1918. The event, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, will be held at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris (near the Champs-Elysées). Additional security forces are expected to be deployed, along with traffic restrictions and resultant disruptions. Related events are taking place nationwide November 4-11.


Travel by road should be avoided in the vicinity of the November 11 commemorations to minimize inconvenience. Abide by all instructions issued by the authorities.


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