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Teacher strike alert


Updated on 3 April 2019

The Situation: Teacher’s unions have called for a national strike on Thursday, 4 April.

Blockades, demonstrations and protests are planned in many cities, such as, but not limited to, Paris, Lyon, and Toulouse.

Historically, other causes have been known to use national strikes as an opportunity to demonstrate. As a result, these protests may grow quickly in number and could suddenly turn violent.

Possible Effects:

  • Blocked roads

  • Protests and demonstrations

  • Increased traffic

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

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

  • Avoid areas where protests are likely: city centers, schools, and government buildings

  • Allow extra time to travel to/from the airport, supplier, and accommodations

  • 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 HarmlessDisclaimer: 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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