Several unions representing workers at Électricité de France (EDF) have called for a strike on Thursday, September 19, in protest of the "Hercule" project to reorganize EDF, splitting it into one state-owned entity and one privately-owned entity. Participants are also due to protest in front of the Environment Ministry in Paris between 13:30 to 17:30 (local time), as per activists on social media.
A heightened security presence, as well as disruptions to power, communications services, and transport are expected during the strike period.
Individuals in France, and Paris in particular, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate power outages and transportation and business disruptions.
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