Monday, April 03, 2006


From my inbox:

Warden Message
Alert - April 4 Demonstrations

Student groups and labor unions are calling for a day of nationwide
demonstrations and strikes on April 4 to protest the CPE (or First Employment

A major demonstration is planned for Paris on April 4. According to public
sources, the demonstration will begin at 2:00 PM at Place de la République and
proceed towards Place d'Italie via Blvd. Temple, Bastille, Quai de la Rapee and
Pont d'Austerlitz. Arrival at Place d'Italie is anticipated around 6:00 PM.

Estimated number of participants: 100,000.

Disruptions to normal traffic patterns should be anticipated and demonstration
areas avoided. Demonstrations may also result in disruptions to public
transportation in affected areas.
U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid all demonstrations and large
Travelers should be alert to news media reports for the most up-to-date
information, avoid areas where unrest has occurred, move quickly away from any
concentrations of demonstrators or police they may encounter, and exercise
particular caution during evening and nighttime hours. Travelers may also
monitor the Embassy web site at for updates
regarding the ongoing demonstrations.
Travelers in France who need assistance can contact the U.S. Embassy at
01-4312-2222, or by email at: . The Consular Section of
the U.S. Embassy in Paris is located at 2 Rue St. Florentin, 75001 Paris (Place
de La Concorde, Metro Stop Concorde), tel. 011-33-1-43-12-22-22 or (in France)
01-43-12-22-22; fax 011-33-1-42-61-61-40. Further information can be obtained
at the U.S. Embassy's web site at .

For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad
should regularly monitor the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet
web site at , where the current Worldwide Cautions,
Public Announcements, and Travel Warnings can be found. Up-to-date information
on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the
U.S., or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at
1-317-472-2328. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

The cornerstone of our efforts to keep the American traveling public aware of
problems threatening their safety and security is our Consular Information
If you would like to receive important information issued by the U.S. Department
of State and the Embassy in Paris, please register your stay in France using
this online registration service . By
indicating your e-mail address at the time of registration, you will receive all
Embassy bulletins and warden messages automatically.

United States Embassy
Office of American Services
2, rue Saint-Florentin
75382 Paris Cedex 08
Telephone: 01 43 12 22 22


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