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France Protest ALert

Updated on 21 October 2019

The Situation:

Farmers plan to protest Tuesday, 22 October, against agri-bashing, anti-pesticide orders,

and draft free trade agreements. Two unions, the FNSEA and the JA, are calling for rallies

from 09:00-12:00 outside of several cities across France.

After blocking roads on October 8, farmers still plan some snail operations, but mostly


Possible Effects:

  • Blocked roads due to protests

  • Increased traffic, especially near city centers and government buildings

  • Protests and demonstrations, which can attract unwanted attention

  • Limited transportation services, especially throughout major cities

  • Increased presence of security personnel, such as local police

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

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

  • Allow extra time to travel

  • Prepare for disruptions caused by public transportation strikes and protests

  • Avoid traveling through city centers, instead utilizing bypasses

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program (STEP) from your preferred embassy to receive warnings

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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