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28 Jun 2019 | 10:50 PM UTC

France: Algerian opposition activists to rally in Paris June 30 /update 5

France News Alert

Algerian opposition activists to march in Paris June 30; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris, France

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Event

Algerian opposition activists have organized a march in Paris on Sunday, June 30, to demand political change in Algeria. Participants plan to meet at Place de la Republique at 14:00 (local time) and then march to Place de la Nation. Several hundred people have previously attended similar protests in the French capital. 

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be anticipated near protest sites.

Context

Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on April 2 following weeks of protests sparked by his intention to run for a fifth term. A caretaker government was approved on March 31, though protesters have vowed to continue to hold demonstrations until the elections. Several related protests have been held across France since early March, notably in Paris and Marseille.

Advice

Individuals in France are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, budget extra time to reach their destinations if traveling through areas affected by demonstrations, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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