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France: Far-right congress and counter-protests in Lille March 11

Far-right National Front party to hold annual congress in Lille on March 10-11; counter-protests planned

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/3/2018, 12h00 until 12/3/2018, 11h59 (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Lille

Event

The National Front (Front National; FN) political party will hold its annual congress in Lille (Hauts-de-France region) on Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11. An anti-far-right demonstration is scheduled to take place at the city's Place de la République at 11:00 (local time) on Sunday. An increased security presence is likely in the vicinity of the demonstration and localized transportation disruptions are possible. While the events are likely to remain peaceful, clashes between rival groups or with security forces cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Lille are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution.

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