Mass rallies are expected to take place in major urban centers across France, notably in the capital Paris, on Tuesday, February 19, to denounce a recent increase in anti-Semitic violence. The rallies are being organized in response to the verbal assault of philosopher Alain Finkielkraut by protesters in Paris on February 16. Several government officials are expected to attend a march in Paris at Place de la République, starting at 19:00 (local time). Localized transportation disruptions are likely. A heightened security presence is possible along the route.
Individuals in France are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, and avoid all demonstrations as a precaution.