France climate strike alert

Updated on 23 May 2019


The Situation:

The Youth for Climate France collective, born after the call for a school strike launched by

the young Swede Greta Thunberg, calls in particular for a march on Friday, 24 May, in Paris

(departure at 13h from the Place de l'Opéra). Dozens of other rallies are planned in cities such as Bordeaux, Nantes, Rennes, Lille, Nancy, Lyon, Marseilles, and Toulouse.


Possible Effects:

  • Possible protests or demonstrations at airports, in the city center, and near government buildings

  • Traffic delays due to strikes and demonstrations.

  • Blocked roads


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time to travel

  • Avoid traveling through city centers and take bypasses

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy



DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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