Gilets Jaunes Demonstrations Update to Students

This post is a republished version of an email communication sent by AUP Vice President for Security, Operations and Student Services Marc Montheard to current students on March 15, 2019, about the Gilets Jaunes demonstrations. It is part of our Safety & Security blog that rounds up all the latest news and updates for our community.


Dear Students,

This weekend is a landmark in the movement as it coincides with the official end of the debate initiated by President Macron as a way to find what measures are consensual and could allow the country to get over the Yellow Vest crisis.

It is likely that demonstrators will be numerous in Paris tomorrow.

At the moment it seems that there will be groups gathering at the main train stations in Paris and on Place du Châtelet that will walk towards the Elysées. There will also be a group gathering at Madeleine and one Place de l’Opera.

Please use caution if you have to be in the streets tomorrow afternoon and do your best to stay safe!

By the way welcome back to Paris (if you were away for the break) and good luck with the second part of the Spring semester!


Marc Monthéard