Update 2019-04-20 (2): The situation in Paris stays tense. About 6700 demonstrators gathered in Paris. At about 01:30 p.m. (local time) road blockades were set on fire at Place de la Bastille. At Jules Ferry Boulevard cars and motor scooters were set on fire. There were reports of looting of businesses.
Update 2019-04-20 (1): On Saturday (20 April), scuffles between demonstrators and security forces were reported from Paris. Security forces used tear gas. More than one hundred people were arrested.
2019-04-19: On Saturday (20 April), countrywide yellow vest protests will take place in France.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations as a precaution and follow instructions by authorities.