Police in Paris are afraid of overflows related to the autonomous movement at the margins of the official events.
The event is historical, the era is dangerous. Confronted with a terrorist threat "Especially high", the Prefect of the Paris Police (PP) undertook exceptional measures to ensure the official events taking place in Paris on Sunday, November 11th, marking the centenary of the ceasefire in the war of 14-18. With the presence of 72 main countries, government and international organizations, as well as 98 foreign delegations, PP "Maximum mobilization" of its services and announces the deployment of nearly 10,000 police officers. In addition to the risk of attack, however, a potential disorder is attributed to radical left-wing activists who are preoccupying the government.
"200 to 400 elements with high violent potential"
The "Black Bloc" could indeed set up a demonstration held Sunday afternoon in the Republic Square in protest of the presence of US President Donald Trump in Paris. Friday Paris contained a confidential note to which his journalists had access, indicating that "200 to 400 elements with high violent potential could try to leave wild walks and try to reach the suburbs of the US Embassy, the Elysée Palace (…) and / or the large La Villette … (…) where inaugurisati [première] edition of the Paris Peace Forum. "
On the Paris-Luttes info, Anti-fascist action Paris-Banlieue calls on its supporters to take the Sunday rally to demonstrate their opposition to the arrival of the White House tenant, considered " violate all victims of their policies, both on the ground of the United States and around the world ". In general, the group on the left-hand side calls for mobilization "Celebration of the end of the butcher next to today's butchers, in memory of millions of dead, wounded and missing." Since the start of the labor law in 2016, the main movements organized by the autonomous movement have been at the heart of violent clashes with the police.
The police prefecture has announced that the access to the Metro to the Republic Square where the event will be closed on Sunday, and in the surrounding streets, large perimeter vehicles could be set up and banned if the circumstances so deemed necessary. This traffic restriction is in addition to many measures that limit access to several capital points that came into force on November 10th.
In order to provide dinner on Saturday night at the Musee d Orsayu by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and where the capital cities of the state, the government and international organizations are present in the capital, the perimeter from the traffic ban was introduced from 6 pm between Saint-Germain Boulevard, rue de Rivoli, Place de la Concorde and Pont Neuf. The Paris Philharmonic, where a concert for members of foreign delegations is held, is subject to similar measures in the northeast of Paris.
Passage of the procession of foreign guests
On Sunday, securing the Triumph Arc ceremony implies the closing of a significant part of the Western Paris district from 7 am on a perimeter that moves from Tuileries to Bois de Boulogne. Metro stations located near the Champs Elisees must also be closed for 8 hours, and exits from Porta Dauphine to the bypass will be neutralized from 13 to 20 hours. The device will also be closed for traffic twelve kilometers between Porte de la Muette and Porte de Pantin from 13.00 to 16.00 o'clock due to the passage of foreign guests who will, after lunch in Versail, head to the main de la Villette for the opening of the peace forum on Sunday afternoon. Porte de Pantin exits will also be neutralized from 12am to 22pm.