PUBLISHED: 16:24, Fri, Nov 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 16:47, Fri, Nov 1, 2019
Travellers jetting off to France have been issued a warning from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ahead of the first anniversary of the Yellow Vest (Gilets Jaunes) Movement. Protests are expected to break out over the period, which could cause chaos across the region. Though the protests are often peaceful, the government warns that they can suddenly turn violent. Tourists heading to the country are advised to keep an eye on developments and relevant news.
The FCO issued a travel warning stating: “Some protests linked to the yellow vest movement continue across France, generally taking place on Saturdays.
“The first anniversary of the yellow vest movement falls on the weekend of 16 - 17 November, and there is an increased risk of disruption because of this.
“If demonstrations do turn violent, a heavy police/gendarmerie presence is to be expected.
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Travel warning: FCO warn travellers ahead of yellow vest anniversary (Image: Getty Images)
Travel warning: The anniversary of the yellow vest is approaching November 17 (Image: Getty Images)
“Motorists travelling through France may continue to experience some delays or blockages caused by local demonstrators - you should drive with caution as protestors may be present on roads, motorways and toll booths.
“In all cases, you should avoid demonstrations wherever possible and follow the advice of the local