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27 Nov 2019 | 07:04 AM UTC

France: Ongoing farmer protest in Lyon November 27 /update 1

Farmers block roads around Lyon in ongoing protest November 27; heightened security presence and transportation disruption reported

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Event

As of Wednesday, November 27, protesting farmers have reportedly blocked several roads and highways around Lyon since 10:00 (local time). Around 400 protesters have set road blocks on the A466, A6 at Anse, and A47 in the direction of Lyon at La Madeleine, causing significant transportation disruptions.

A heightened security presence have been reported, and transportation disruptions are likely to continue in the coming hours.

Advice

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