Women’s rights activists will protest in towns and cities across France from November 20-21 to denounce gender-based and sexual violence. The largest demonstration will likely be in Paris on November 20; participants will gather at Place de la Republique from 14:00. The following actions are also confirmed:
- Avignon: Palais de Justice, 14:00
- Lille: Grand Place, 14:00
- Limoges: Place d’Aine, 14:00
- Metz: Parvis des Droits de l’Homme, 14:30
- Rouen: CHU de Rouen to Palais de Justice, 14:00
- Montpellier: Place de la Comedie, 14:00
- Poitiers: Place de Provence, 10:30
- Toulouse: Allees Jean Jaures, 14:30
Additional protests are likely in towns and cities nationwide from November 20-21. Attendance will vary by location but could be in the thousands at larger gatherings.
Additional police will likely deploy to monitor all gatherings. Large numbers of people and associated security measures will likely prompt localized transport disruptions; public transport in the surrounding area may be canceled or diverted. The demonstrations are likely to proceed peacefully, though isolated clashes between police and activists cannot be ruled out. It’s recommended to have an alternative route planned and have extra time built into your schedule for unexpected delays.
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