Protests and rail strike today in France

In addition to a rail strike today, unions and youth have joined in a day of protests against efforts to change the 35-hour workweek. Protests are expected to occur in more than 200 cities today. A large demonstration is set for the Place de la Republique this afternoon in Paris.

Advice For Travellers

Expect traffic disruption. To minimize safety risk, always avoid areas of large public gatherings or protests. Even peaceful situations can quickly and unexpectedly escalate.