Environmental activists are planning several demonstrations in Paris on Friday, September 20, through Saturday, September 21, to bring attention to climate change. On Friday, participants plan to strike and protest in all educational institutes. Organizers have also called for a march at 12:30 leaving from Place de la Nation. On Saturday, several thousand people have indicated that they intend to march in the capital although organizers did not immediately announce a time or location.
Security forces in the capital may cordon off the areas surrounding the Champs-Elysées, the Elysée Palace, the National Assembly, and Notre-Dame during the protests to prevent acts of violence and vandalism. Information regarding possible closures to public transportation services is available here.
A heightened security presence is anticipated near all demonstrations. Localized transportation and business disruptions are likely near protest sites, and clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.
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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