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23 Nov 2020 | 11:27 AM UTC

France: Demonstration to be held in Marseille on November 26

Demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions scheduled to be held in Marseille on November 26; disruptions likely

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Event

A demonstration is scheduled to take place in Marseille over coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions on Wednesday, November 26. The demonstration has been organized by restaurateurs and is being held to protest against COVID-19 related restrictions that have forced restaurants and cafes to close during the current lockdown. Participants are set to gather at approximately 14:00 (local time) at the Old Port before marching towards the Prefecture.

The demonstration is expected to pass off peacefully. However, police are likely to enforce COVID-19 restrictions.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the demonstration.

Advice

Those in Marseille are advised to monitor the situation, avoid demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, and heed any instructions issued by local authorities.

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