Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France
(January 21, 2022)
Location: Paris and Cannes
Event: Multiple demonstrations expected to take place on Saturday, January 22:
- 10:00 a.m., Place de la Republique
- 2:00 p.m., Place d’Anvers towards Place de la Nation
- 2:30 p.m., Place de la Bastille towards Place d’Italie
Gilets Jaunes intend to protest the vaccine pass and other issues. Authorities indicated potential for civil disturbances.
- 6:00 p.m., Palais des Victories, political rally. Authorities indicated 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:
U.S. Embassy Paris, France +33 (1) 43 12 22 22
U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France +33 (1) 43 12 22 22
U.S. Consulate General Strasbourg, France
+33 (1) 43 12 22 22
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444France Country Specific Information