Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France (November 19, 2021) 

Location:  Paris and other cities around France 

Event: Large and peaceful, but potentially disruptive, protests are expected this weekend.  Demonstrations are planned on Saturday and Sunday by women’s rights activists against gender-based and sexual violence.  Demonstrations are planned on Saturday marking the third anniversary of the gilet jaune movement.     


Gilets Jaunes

  • Paris: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Gilets Jaunes 3rd Anniversary and Citoyens en colere, Place du Battalion du Pacifique (12th) towards Place Victor et Helene Basch (14th) 
  • Strasbourg: 2:00 p.m., Gilets Jaunes 3rd Anniversary, Place Kleber towards Place de la Republique 
  • Rennes:1:00 p.m., Gilets Jaunes, Place de la Republique 

Against Gender-Based and Sexual Violence 

  • Paris: Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Place de la Republique towards Place de la Nation 
  • Avignon: Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Palais de Justice
  • Lille: Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Grand Place
  • Limoges: Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Place d’Aine 
  • Metz: Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Parvis des Droits de l’Homme 
  • Rouen: Saturday, 2:00 p.m., CHU de Rouen to Palais de Justice


 Against Gender-Based and Sexual Violence

  • Montpellier: Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Place de la Comedie
  • Poitiers: Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Place de Provence 
  • Toulouse: Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Allee Jean Jaures

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the areas of 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 202-501-4444

France Country Specific Information

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