Anti-government protests are scheduled to take place in Paris and Lyon on Saturday, May 5. In Paris, demonstrators are expected to rally at 14:00 (local time) at Place de l'Opéra, before marching to Place de la Bastille. Protesters in Lyon will gather at 14:00 at Place des Terreau. According to local sources, the demonstrations are organized in protest of reforms carried out by the government of President Emmanuel Macron. Similar demonstrations are possible in other cities throughout France. Anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions in the vicinity of any gatherings.
Individuals present in France are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution and allow for extra time to reach destinations in the vicinity of demonstrations.