Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

March 20, 2018

Location:  Nationwide demonstrations and strike by major transportation unions, Air France pilots, and civil service employees.

Event:  Transportation unions in France have called for a nationwide strike and demonstrations on March 22, 2018, which could affect the nation’s railway system and local transport lines, including the Metro and bus system in Paris and other major cities in France.  A strike by Air France pilots and demonstrations by civil service government employees have also been announced for March 22.  Rolling two-day strikes of the national rail system are planned from April to June, if a labor agreement between the unions and French government is not reached.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Make contingency travel plans if necessary
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

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


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