Do not travel to Paris on Saturday 8th – Expected violence in the city: French Foreign Affairs

The third consecutive demonstration of Gilets Jaunes (yellow-jackets) is planned for this Saturday in the center of Paris. French authorities have stated that shops, museums and public spaces will be closed due to expected violence, which was highly prevalent during the first demonstrations.

Those who will be in Paris are advised to avoid crowds. It is also recommended to stay away from highly touristic areas such as: Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elyséesm Boulevard Haussman, Rivoli, Concorde, Champ de Mars and Bastille, lists Foreign Affairs.

Foreign Affairs further stated that motorists are recommended to avoid driving in the city center as several traffic lights are not operating. This will cause chaotic traffic. Several accidents have also been reported in between motorists and protesters, as the motorists were trying to pass through.



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The FPS Foreign Affairs recommends Belgian travelers to postpone their stay in Paris this weekend. Furthermore, TUI discourages travel to Paris and fully reimburses the costs.