On 15 May 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Paris issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Two demonstrations in Paris (Place de la République and from the Place Vendome to the Place de la Concorde). Additional rallies by separate groups in Toulouse, Montpellier, Albi, and Lyon.

“Event: Demonstrations by various groups are scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 in France. All gatherings greater than 10 people remain prohibited. However, certain groups could defy these instructions and carry on with planned demonstrations, prompting police intervention.”