The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens a demonstration is expected to take place in downtown Quebec City on Saturday, February 18, between 1 PM and 2:30 PM.
The protesters are reportedly intending to gather in front of the National Assembly, then pass by the U.S. Consulate, before proceeding to City Hall.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
For further information about security in Canada:
- See the Department of State travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Canada Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Consulate General Quebec, located at 2 rue de la Terrasse-Dufferin, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 1-418-692-2106. The after-hours emergency line for U.S. citizens can also be reached at that number.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).