Clashes between protesters and police in Montreal, Canada

Thousands of anti-austerity protesters in Montreal, Canada, clashed with police Tuesday evening. The evening protest began peacefully, however, a small group smashed police car windows, a few store windows and threw paint. The police responded with tear gas.

Sitata reminds travellers to minimize risk by avoiding public gatherings and protests since even peaceful demonstrations can unexpectedly escalate and become violent.

Global Monitoring To Keep You Safe While You Travel

Sign up your trip to receive real-time, exclusive travel alerts to help you stay safe while away from home.