Canada, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Violent clash during demonstration in Woolwich – Ontario, Canada

2024-02-26: A violent clash during a demonstration was reported on Saturday (24 February) at around 7 pm (local time) near Victoria Street North and Shantz Station Road in Woolwich township, Ontario. Reportedly, the demonstration was between Eritrean community and protesters. Moreover, projectiles were fired at the security officials, while many were injured during the demonstration. Reportedly, at least one person was detained following the incident.
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.