Canada, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Altercation resulting in arrest of a protestor in Toronto – Ontario, Canada

2023-12-11: An altercation between at least one protester and police during a pro-Palestinian rally outside the U.S. Consulate in Toronto led to an arrest, prompting hundreds from separate rallies to converge near the Toronto Police Service 52 Division, Toronto, Ontario Province, demanding the individual’s release on Sunday afternoon (10 December, local time). The situation de-escalated after organizers announced the individual’s release.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.