As large-scale protests continue in Hong Kong, Ottawa has issued a new advisory for Canadians travelling to the area.

It was posted on Wednesday morning and says to “exercise a high degree of caution in Hong Kong due to ongoing large-scale demonstrations.”

The travel advisory comes as the Chinese military amasses on the border in response to the protests.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canadians in Hong Kong should contact the Canadian consulate there if they need help.

About 300,000 Canadians live in Hong Kong.

Demonstrators and police have clashed violently in recent days after protesters took over the airport, shutting down all flights in or out for two days.

More than 600 people have been arrested as demonstrators voice their calls for democratic reforms.

With files from Canadian Press