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12 Feb 2020 | 10:46 PM UTC

France: Health workers announce march in Paris February 14

Public health employees to hold demonstration in Paris on February 14; heightened security presence and associated disruptions expected



Public health workers have called for a march in Paris on Friday, February 14, to protest the the lack of resources and poor working conditions for public health staff. Participants plan to gather at 12:00 (local time) at Necker Hospital, before heading to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital via Cochin Hospital. Some disruptions to public health services may occur during the protest. A few hundred emergency service personnel have been on strike for several months to raise awareness of the issue.

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


Individuals in Paris are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate disruptions to public health services and transportation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.