Students kept from classes they’ve paid to attend, people pilfering classrooms to barricade buildings with desks and chairs, police officers breaking windows to get to protesters. 541 more words
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Graeme Hamilton: Quebec students turn on their own leaders after call for ‘strategic retreat’ from protests
There are pickets blocking campus entranceways and masked agitators disrupting classes. Marches through Montreal streets still yield the occasional clash with police.
But for anyone nostalgic for Quebec’s so-called Maple Spring of 2012, when pot-banging members of the public joined in the tuition protests aimed at Jean Charest’s Liberal government, there is clearly something missing this year. 682 more words
MONTREAL – Thousands of striking students marched through the streets of downtown Montreal Thursday.
Organizers believe it was largest student protest to date.
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À qui la rue?
With the winter semester drawing to a close, a few dozen masked protesters shut down a large portion of l’Université du Québec à Montréal Monday by blocking the doors of several pavilions to prevent students and professors from reaching their classrooms. 517 more words
MONTREAL — It was a chaotic scene at a student protest last Thursday in Quebec City.
During the afternoon demonstration, an officer fired tear gas into the face of 18-year-old Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau. 214 more words
Welcome to Quebec’s Maple Spring 2.0. At least that’s what the province’s new crop of “striking” students would like everyone to think. On Monday, 62,000 of them walked out of class; 40,000 intend to remain on “strike” for another two weeks. 839 more words