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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



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.


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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