Canadian Grand Prix Organisers cancel open doors event in light of student protests

Canadian Grand Prix organisers have cancelled Thursday’s traditional "Open Doors" event for fans due to the ongoing student protests in Montreal.

Protests continued over the weekend after the Quebec government pulled out of talks with student leaders meant to end large-scale demonstrations that have dragged on for months.

The protests by Quebec students, who are outraged by the local government’s plans to raise university tuition, have seen violent clashes with the police and hundreds arrested in recent months.
Montreal has just been a venue of another rally, with 7.000 taking to the streets on June 3. More than 2,500 people have been arrested in total.

But with one student group threatening to disrupt proceedings, organisers released a statement saying that the event would not be going ahead.

Further protests are planned over the Grand Prix weekend.


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