Quebec student stand firm against repression

Since February, Quebec students have been on strike against plans to restructure the higher education system of the province, which will see annual tuition increases of $325 in a five year period, representing an overall increase of 75%

 

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Quebec students resist education cuts – May 2012

Quebec students resist education cuts – May 2012On 22 May 2012, up to 500,000 people took to the streets of Montreal to mark 100 days of student strikes in the Canadian province of Quebec. The strikes are led by the radical student-union coalition CLASSE (La Coalition large de l'ASSÉ), involving up to 200,000 students in the province. There have been nightly demonstrations in Montreal and violent confrontations between students and the police. The determination of Quebec students to resist plans to restructure education has received support from airline workers whose jobs are under threat, with whom the students have also expressed solidarity. High school students have also taken part in the strike.

 

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