Location: Marseille, Square Monticelli.
Event: Demonstration expected to take place on Saturday, March 19 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in front of the Russian Consulate. Due to potential clashes between groups of opposing demonstrators, U.S. government employees have been instructed to avoid the area. 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.