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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Montreal (Canada), Planned Demonstration at Saint Bernard de Lacolle Border Crossing

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The U.S. Consulate General Montreal informs U.S. citizens of a scheduled protest at the Saint Bernard de Lacolle U.S.-Canada border on Saturday, September 30th.

In addition, a second group is organizing a counter-protest at the same location in response, and a large crowd is expected.

Demonstrations sometimes become disruptive.  The Consulate General advises caution if you plan to transit the Saint Bernard de Lacolle border crossing on September 30th.

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 Montreal, located at 1155 Rue St-Alexandre, at 1-514-398-9695, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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).