The U.S. Consulate General Montreal, Canada, informs U.S. citizens of two scheduled protests in Montreal today, November 5, 2015.
The Association for Student Union Solidarity (ASUS) will hold a protest starting at the corner of St. Laurent Blvd. and Rue De la Commune at 1:00 pm. There is no known route at this time and the duration of the protest is unknown. Police expect approximately 500 people to attend and the group is not often cooperative with police. ASUS has been known to block traffic and can be disruptive.
The Thematic Group Anonymous will also hold a protest starting at Victoria Square at 7:00 pm. There is no known route at this time and the duration of the protest is unknown. Police expect approximately 100 protestors to participate and the demonstration is expected to be peaceful. Below is a list of places the protestors are expected to visit.
2. U.S. Consulate General
3. HQ SPVM
4. Hydro Québec Headquarters
5. City Hall
7. Bureau Ministry of Finance
We advise U.S. citizens in these areas to take measures to avoid the demonstrations. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
As a reminder, remember to review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
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Contact the U.S. Consulate General Montreal in Canada, located at 1155 Rue St. Alexandre, Montreal, at (514) 398-9695 and press 0, if you are an U.S. citizen with an emergency during our regular office hours Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. If you are an U.S. citizen with an after-hours emergency, please call (514) 981-5059 for assistance.
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