Canadian Students Aren’t Backing Down

June 12, 2012 at 3:09 PM Leave a comment

Look at this amazing crowd at a demonstration in Montreal on May 22:

Thousands of demonstrators march against a 75-percent tuition hike at universities in Canada’s mostly French-speaking Quebec province, in downtown Montreal, Quebec, on May 22, 2012. Tens of thousands marched in a rally marking 100 days of student protests. (Reuters / Olivier Jean)

Beginning in February, students throughout Quebec began protesting against a proposed 75 percent hike in the cost of their tuition. Demonstrators staged strikes, sit-ins, and marches, in some cases drawing hundreds of thousands of participants and incurring hundreds of arrests. Quebec’s government responded by passing a controversial emergency law, Bill 78, that places strict limits on free assembly, including a provision that requires demonstrators to submit protest plans and receive police approval. Reacting to the new law, hundreds of thousands more took to the streets to join the broadening protest. Now, four months later, nightly demonstrations continue across Montreal. These marches are called “casseroles,” as participants use pots and pans to create noise and call for attention.

See a larger version of the photo above and 38 more, here.

Notice how the ahem, “liberal media” is all over this?

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