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25 Mar 2019 | 10:51 AM UTC

France: Ongoing protest in Le Mans March 25

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Protests by fairground workers ongoing in Le Mans as of March 25; traffic disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Le Mans


Violent protests by fairground workers are ongoing in Le Mans, notably on Place des Jacobins, as of Monday, March 25, to denounce the recent change of localisation for the annual fairground. Protesters are also reportedly burning tyres on the A11 highway leading to Paris, resulting in significant traffic disruptions. A heightened security presence, along with traffic disruptions are to be anticipated near protest sites. Similar protests are possible in the coming days. 


Individuals in Le Mans are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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