On Friday, September 25, restaurant and bar owners gathered in Marseille to protest restrictions related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic recently announced by the government, which will see all bars, restaurants, and public venues close in Marseille from Saturday, September 26. Reports indicate that crowds gathered in front of a Marseille courthouse for several hours.
Associated demonstrations are possible in the near term. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the protests.
Those in Marseille are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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