Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

February 19, 2021

Location: Paris, Place Montparnasse/Denfert Rochereau, and other locations in France.

Event: A Generation Identitaire demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday beginning at 14:00 hours. Generation Identitaire is a generally far-right group espousing an anti-American and anti-Islamic foreign policy, and is trying to stop the group’s dissolution by the French government. Due to the possibility of counter protests by extreme left groups and the potential for violence, the U.S. Embassy is advising U.S. government employees to avoid the Place Montparnasse/Denfert Rochereau area on Saturday afternoon. The group is also expected to demonstrate in Lyon on Saturday, but the time and location have not been announced.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the Montparnasse/Denfert Rochereau area on Saturday afternoon.
  • 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

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

Assistance

U.S. Embassy Paris, France
+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

CitizenInfo@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France 
+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

CitizenInfoMarseille@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Strasbourg, France

+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

USAStrasbourg@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

France Country Specific Information

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