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30 Nov 2019 | 06:41 AM UTC

France: Civic group plans march in Paris December 8

Activists plan march against police violence in Paris on December 8; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

A civic group has called for a march in Paris on Sunday, December 8, to protest the use of violence by police who arrested 151 children in Mantes-La-Jolie in December 2018. Participants plan to meet at 14:00 (local time) at Barbès. Organizers did not immediately announce a march route.

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

Context

On December 6, 2018, police arrested 151 children at a school in Mantes-La-Jolie, northwest of Paris, who were protesting educational reforms and against Parcoursup (the national platform managing student admissions to higher education).

Advice

Individuals in Paris are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, prepare for transportation disruptions around protest sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.