Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 07:45:44 AM EST
Today, the Australien Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the German Auswärtiges Amt (Foreign Office) issued warnings for travellers bound for France.
The Australian warning says:
Civil Unrest/Political Tension
Violent riots, involving arson attacks on buildings and cars, and the use of missiles such as petrol bombs, are occurring in many areas of France, including in Paris and other major cities. Australians should monitor the media and other local information sources for information on where the riots are occurring and, if they need to visit or travel through affected areas, exercise a high degree of caution and avoid any demonstrations.
And here is the German warning:
Because of the ongoing commotion in the suburbs of French cities, we advise travellers to France to be especially cautious regarding these areas and to follow information from the media closely.
Already last Friday, the U.S. embassy in Paris warned U.S. citizens of demonstrations in the suburbs of the French capital and other French cities.
I would like to know from my fellow Eurotribbers from France: Is this overly cautious? Or are these warnings justified?