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04 Mar 2020 | 04:09 AM UTC

France: Groups to march in Paris for International Women's Day March 8

March promoting women’s rights planned in Paris for International Women's Day on March 8; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Groups are expected to march in Paris on Sunday, March 8, in celebration of International Women's Day. Participants plan to gather at 14:00 (local time) at Place d'Italie before heading to Place de la République via Boulevard de l'Hôpital, Boulevard Diderot, rue de Lyon, Place de la Bastille, and Boulebard Beaumarchais. Additional related demonstrations are possible in the Paris region and other urban centers.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected along the march route.

Advice

Individuals in Paris are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.