Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

June 5, 2020

Location:  Paris (Place de la Concorde) and other major cities in France, including Marseille, Strasbourg, Lyon, Bordeaux, and Rennes.

Event:  Demonstrations by various groups protesting police violence are scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020.  All gatherings greater than 10 people remain prohibited under COVID-19 social distancing provisions.  However, certain groups could defy these instructions and carry on with planned demonstrations, prompting police intervention.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language French media at the following: 


United States Embassy
American Citizen Services Unit
4, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08
Telephone in France: 01 43 12 22 22
Telephone from U.S.: (011 33) 1 43 12 22 22
American Citizen Services: e-mail –