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US Embassy Paris tells Americans to avoid French cities in midst of riots

The bulletin added that public transportation is affected during this time. 

Published: July 1, 2023 12:45pm

Updated: July 1, 2023 12:46pm

In the wake of unrest and riots occurring in France, the U.S. Embassy Paris put out a bulletin, encouraging Americans to avoid going into French cities. 

“Following the June 27 police shooting in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre, demonstrations are taking place in the greater Paris region and other major urban centers with reports of damage to private property and public buildings,” the bulletin released Thursday reads.

The bulletin also added that public transportation is affected during this time. 

“As always, it is a good practice to notify friends or family of your whereabouts,” the alert added, citing that “public transportation is being affected.”

Over 1,300 people were arrested in France on the fourth night of rioting over alleged police brutality that resulted in a teenager being killed. 

Authorities reported that roughly 2,500 fires were set and stores were ransacked. Forty thousand police officers were deployed in response to the riots across the country.

At least 200 police officers have been injured or wounded during the four nights of riots, and more than 2,400 people have been arrested, over half of them on the fourth night, according to the AP.  

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