Canadian Grand Prix organisers have cancelled the Open Doors event ahead of the race in Montreal because it may be disrupted by student protests.
Now fans will not be able to walk around the pitlane or see how the cars are assembled.
Speaking about the likelihood of disruption, Canada GP President François Dumontier said: “We are kind of a target for them (the protesters), so we do worry. Our ticket sales are down over the last month or so. People didn’t buy the ticket saying they are afraid to come to Montreal”.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has called for a boycott of the Canadian Grand Prix. The internet collective released a statement warning people not to buy tickets or merchandise.
More than 2,500 people have been arrested since demonstrations about rising tuition fees began.
“We cannot control the thousands, in fact the hundreds of thousands of citizens who are angry in Québec right now,” said CLASSE student coalition spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.
The Quebec government pulled out of talks with student leaders over the weekend, and the government has passed an emergency law to deal with the unrest.
If the increase goes ahead, university students in Quebec will pay 10 percent more. That will mean yearly fees of to close to 2,500 euros.
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