State of Emergency: Demonstrations are Banned in Lyon this Weekend

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Lyon has banned any demonstrations this weekend

On the first weekend of Christmas shopping, the Rhône prefecture prefer mobilize forces in the vicinity of shopping places …

No rallies or demonstrations. Three weeks after the attacks perpetrated on 13 November in Paris, the Rhone Prefecture has decided once again to ban demonstrations this weekend in Lyon, in the interest of safety.

“This Saturday and Sunday correspond to the first weekend of intense commercial activity during the year-end holiday season and a large crowd is expected in the shopping streets of Lyon, especially in the city centre” says the prefecture on Thursday in a statement.  Above all we are concerned to ensure the safety of people and property, it preferred to mobilize security forces available to the monitoring of traders premises. “This strong mobilization can not be diverted for the management of events on public roads,” said the prefecture.

The show of support for migrants held this Thursday

The prefect of the Rhone Michel Delpuech has taken as part of the state of emergency declared after the attacks in Paris, an order prohibiting all demonstrations and rally in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th arrondissements on a limited area to the north by the course Gambetta and south by the avenue Berthelot.

To avoid gathering ban, some organizers have had to review their recent days program. This is the case of several support groups for migrants, who, having been banned demonstration on November 21 by the authorities have decided to reschedule their appointment on weekdays. They thus planned to meet Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Place Bellecour, to claim the Lyon Metropole provision of empty housing to homeless refugees and migrants or expelled.

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