Safety and Security Updates

This page provides to all members of our AUP community the latest news and advice on safety and security in Paris. At this time, we will be using it to keep our wider community informed about developments in the Gilets Jaunes movement.

January 17, 2019

As of this update, we’re classifying the demonstrations, although ongoing, as a continuing situation to be managed, but no longer cause for crisis communications.

December 19, 2018

Even though things seem to be calming down, it's impossible to predict whether there will be much of a turnout for an “Act Six” this weekend.

December 13, 2018

As Act 5 of the Gilets Jaunes demonstrations appears to be on for this coming Saturday, the University's position remains the same as last week.

December 13, 2018

We're turning the corner on the semester, as students dig in deep to finish their papers and presentations, and study for exams, with one more Saturday of demonstrations in Paris this weekend to get through.

December 10, 2018

Saturday's Gilets Jaunes demonstration went about as well as it could for our community.

December 6, 2018

We have been monitoring all week the social media conversation amongst the gilets jaunes and the response of the government, and have decided to give strict guidelines to all AUP students for the coming days.

December 5, 2018

It remains likely –whatever the response of the government– that the manifestation will continue next weekend.

December 2, 2018

A national movement of largely peaceful protesters, known as the "gilets jaunes," or yellow vests, met in Paris for the second consecutive Saturday to protest a recent rise in taxes on gasoline, the diminished power of their pocketbooks, and a host of other economic issues.