Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France (October 22, 2021)

Location:  Three events:

  • Paris, multiple locations
  • Lyon,  Place Bellecour
  • Marseille, Stade Velodrome and Vieux Porte


  • Paris:  Violence is expected at three protests Saturday against the sanitary pass or in support of caretakers:
    • 1:00 p.m. from Ministry of Health (7th) towards Charles Michel (15th)
    • 2:00 p.m. from Daumesnil (12th) towards Sacre Coeur (18th)
    • 2:00 p.m. from Place de la Bourse (2nd) towards Jardin des Plantes (5th)
  • Lyon: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Place Bellecour, violence expected at a protest Against Right-Wing Violence
  • Marseille: 9:00 p.m. Sunday Olympique Marseille plays Paris St. Germain at Stade Velodrome.  Although PSG fans are banned from the stadium and from the Vieux Porte before, during, and after the match, violent clashes between opposing fans remain a concern.

U.S. government employees have been told to avoid the above areas.  Additional non-violent protests are expected Saturday across France.

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 202-501-4444

France Country Specific Information

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