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