CIEE Security Alert – Paris
According to local media reports, protests against controversial French pension reforms have escalated into clashes between demonstrators and the police in Paris on Tuesday, 17 December. Over 350,000 people took to the streets of the French capital on Tuesday to protest the planned pension reforms, according to figures provided by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) trade union. The demonstration promptly escalated into clashes between protesters and law enforcement with the latter firing tear gas at demonstrators.
All CIEE participants have reported they are safe. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and remain in contact with our participants to ensure their ongoing safety. We have reminded all participants to stay in contact with their families. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-40-STUDY.