The metro is free today for the Montreal climate strike and it seems protestors are, encouragingly, taking full advantage.\nPhotos posted to social media show that the orange line is packed with demonstrators still pouring into the downtown area.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIf you're planning on going downtown at any point today for the Montreal climate strike, be advised that you're going to have a difficult time on the metro. And you can certainly forget about attempting to drive.\nHundreds of thousands of people are pouring into the streets of Montreal for the protest and their chief method of transportation is the metro.\nSince the STM is free all day long, many protestors are taking advantage of the metro system to ferry them to the march. Many people who weren't there at the start of the protest are joining the march as it snakes its way through city streets.\nAs you can imagine, the scene in the metros is jam-packed and anxiety-inducing. Though the atmosphere is jovial due to the context of the event, those who are a little claustrophobic will want to avoid the metro at all costs.\nDemonstrators gathered at the Sir George-Étienne Cartier monument as early at 8 a.n. this morning in preparation for the climate march that'll make its way from the mountain to a still unspecified final destination.\nSo, be prepared to feel like a sardine before taking the metro today!\nEarly this morning, Montreal police outlined which areas of the city will be most affected. From Peel to Berri and Saint-Joseph to de la Commune, basically, the entirety of downtown Montreal will be gridlocked.\n⚠️ Marche pour le climat : planifiez vos déplacements ⚠️La circulation sera particulièrement difficile dans la zone comprise entre Berri, Peel, St-Joseph et de la Commune en raison des entraves et du grand nombre de participants attendu.En savoir + : https://t.co/jmO13BEFPa pic.twitter.com/YiVcBpI81t— Police Montréal (@SPVM) September 26, 2019\nThe STM also released an outline of the closest metro stations and where they estimate the parade route will end.\nAccording to witness reports, the main metros to avoid are Mont-Royal, Sherbrooke, and Berri-UQAM stations on the orange line.\n[#ClimateWalkout] 🚶♂️🌿🌎🚶♀️ Many of you will be participating in this movement tomorrow! Increased ridership is expected in the 🚇 and our 🚌 network will be modified. Plan your trip here ⏩ https://t.co/LfjsccB6dd pic.twitter.com/tCrRcglqEj— STM (@stminfo) September 26, 2019\nThough crowded, there are no reports of any violence or trouble. People in the crowd are happy and in good spirits, anticipating joining the climate march.\n#climatestrike #montreal pic.twitter.com/z5dEaXqPVG— Lena Slanisky (@lvbs) September 27, 2019\nView this post on Instagram Metro Mont-Royal #climatestrike #Montreal Try using another metro station if you can... A post shared by Christine Rodriguez (@chichimontreal) on Sep 27, 2019 at 8:17am PDT\nAlong with free metros, BIXI service is also free today. Maybe opt for taking a free BIXI instead of riding the metro to get downtown?\nREAD ALSO: Powerful Photo Of Greta Thunberg Leading Montreal Strike Shows Just How Far She Has Come\nSome climate protestors can't wait to get off the metro and have taken out their signs for their own personal protest.\nThe Montréal Metro is PACKED with climate protesters. 💚💚💚 pic.twitter.com/fToZtqyboC— UnicornificaShawn 🌎🇨🇦🏳️🌈🖕🏼🧜🏼♂️🦄🌈✊🏼 (@UnicornaShawn) September 27, 2019\nReports even indicate that protestors have begun organizing and chanting and even marching as they leave the station.\nDu monde au métro Sherbrooke #Marchepourleclimat #Montreal pic.twitter.com/UmUaHlny1C— Emma Shindo (@Emmapoule) September 27, 2019\nView this post on Instagram Cette #marchepourleclimat est partie pour battre le record des soixantuitard! Une impressionnante foule qui se déplace dans la bonne humeur, discipline et sécurité. A post shared by INSPIRATIONS & AMELIORATIONS (@crjaye1) on Sep 27, 2019 at 9:22am PDT\nAnd Berri-UQAM, though always jam-packed, is especially overrun today.\nView this post on Instagram @bfmtv @lciofficiel Marche pour le climat à Montréal. Station de métro saturée et difficile de se rendre à l'aéroport YUL A post shared by Evan Goardet (@evangoardet) on Sep 27, 2019 at 8:34am PDT\nIf you're claustrophobic (even agoraphobic, I guess), maybe just avoid going anywhere today!\nView this post on Instagram School strike. Week 58 Montréal. #ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture #schoolstrike4climate A post shared by Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg) on Sep 27, 2019 at 9:41am PDT\nIf you have pictures or videos of Montreal's climate protest be sure to tag us or send them to @MTLBlog on Instagram or Twitter!