How can I find out route of gilets protest?
I am supposed to be coming to Paris from the UK on the weekend of February 15-18 but I am now unsure what to do because of the yellow vest protests. However I have just read your article which says that the numbers were fewer this weekend and also that they followed a prearranged route. What was this route and how would it be possible to find out that route in the future?
Another protest on February 16 is not predictable yet as the gilets jaunes organise their protests from week to week and the route changes. The route they take is only known the day before the protest because that is when they must inform the police so the march is legal.
Protests take place on Saturdays in Paris. Last week, they went from l'Esplanade to Les Invalides, passing by place d'Italie and place Coluche.
You can usually find out what they are planning to do about two days before the protest. You can see what they are planning by looking for their events on Facebook by typing gilets jaunes, or on the page La France en Colère, set up by Eric Drouet one of the leaders of the movement.
You can also have a look at news from France the week before you come to Paris to know the exact places they might go to on the day of the protest. The demonstration does not take place right across the city so only certain sections of Paris will be to avoided.
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