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France: Demonstration at Paris Peace Forum November 11

Activists plan demonstration against the participation of Saudi Arabia at the Paris Peace Forum November 11; heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions expected

08 Nov 10:07 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 11/11/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/13/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION La Villette, Paris

Event

The civil society organization Collectif Contre La Famine Au Yémen and supporters will stage a demonstration beginning at 13:00 (local time) at the Grand Hall of La Villette in Paris on Sunday, November 11. The group is protesting the participation of the Saudi Arabian government at the inaugural Paris Peace Forum, which runs through Tuesday, November 13. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the demonstration.

Context

The French government is hosting the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, an international event to showcase state and corporate initiatives in peace and security, environment, development, technology, and economic affairs. Organizers of the demonstration seek to highlight alleged human rights abuses on behalf of the Saudi government, including the war in Yemen, the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and to criticize the arms deal with France.

Advice

Individuals present in Paris are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, obey all instructions issued by the local authorities, and avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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