The demonstrations that will take place this Saturday, December 8 throughout the territory lead the Ministry of Culture to take precautionary measures.
The protection of staff, audiences, works and monuments is a key priority of the Ministry of Culture.
As a result, Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, decided that the cultural establishments and places of the Ministry of Culture located in Paris would be closed to the public during the day of Saturday, December 8.
The cultural establishments and places of the Ministry located outside Paris may be open to the public after consultation with the prefectoral authority and the local actors concerned. The situation will have to be reassessed in real time.
The department’s crisis management unit has been activated in order to make the necessary decisions.
Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, would like to remind all media and news platforms of their particular responsibility, at a time when false information is legion and can contribute to increase tensions. The profession as a whole has a duty of vigilance and must always ensure that fact-checking prevails.