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18 Oct 2020 | 12:14 PM UTC

France: Activists plan rallies in Paris, major cities nationwide October 18

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Activists plan rallies in Paris and other major cities nationwide on October 18; monitor situation

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/18/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/19/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Niort, Poitiers, Lyon, Strasbourg


Activists have called for rallies in Paris and other major cities across France to take place on Sunday, October 18. The largest protest is expected to take place at Place de la République in Paris at 15:00 (local time) on Sunday. Additionally, protesters will also gather from 15:00 in Niort at Place de la Brèche, in Poitiers' Lycée Victor Hugo, Lyon's Place Bellecour, Nante's Starting, Toulouse's Place du Capitole, and at Bordeaux's Place de la Bourse. Demonstrators are also planning to gather in Strasbourg from 22:15 at Place Kleber.

The rallies have been organized to protest the killing of a teacher on Friday, October 16, who was decapitated in Paris. A heightened security presence should be expected in the vicinity of protests and associated disruptions are likely.


Those in France are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant due to the threat of electoral-related protests, avoid the vicinity of political gatherings or demonstrations, refrain from discussing politically sensitive topics in public, and heed all directives issued by local authorities.


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