Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations in Downtown Montreal

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens an anti-U.S. Government demonstration is expected to take place in downtown Montreal on Saturday January 28, between 12:00 and 14:00.

The protesters are reportedly intending to gather at Normand-Bethune Square (Maisonneuve et Guy). Local police are expecting between 20 and 50 demonstrators. The route the protestors will take is unknown to police at this time.

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 theSmart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Consulate General Montreal, located at 1155 Rue St-Alexandre, at 1-514-398-9695, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 1-514-398-9695.
  • 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).