Location: Lille, Palais des Victoires
Event: Political rally expected to take place on Saturday, February 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Authorities indicate a potential for clashes between supporters of different candidates. Additional demonstrations in other major cities in France may also be planned.
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
U.S. citizens may monitor English-language French media at the following:
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.