Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Paris (France), Planned Demonstration

The U.S. Embassy in France informs U.S. citizens that a protest against police violence in the United States is expected on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The demonstration includes a march that will travel from la Fontaine des Innocents in the 1st arrondissement to Place de la Concorde in the 8th arrondissement from 14h00 to 19h00. A police presence is expected.

U.S. citizens should avoid this area during that time.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Source: OSAC