This happened to my city (Montréal, Québec, Canada) on March 22nd, and I'm very upset I couldn't make it there.
The website is written in french, just wait for the ad to end, then the video will automatically start:
Timelapse of huge 200,000+ protest
So the context is that the government decided to raise the tuition fees up 75% in just 5 years. The students decided they would be boycotting their
classes, and now there are about 300,000 students NOT going to their classes at all, teachers even joined the movement. There are about 500 000
students, so that makes 3 students out of 5.
In this protest, now the biggest in Canada's history, about 200 000 to 300 000 people showed up to protest against the sudden raise in fees. What's so
perfect about it? Not a single arrest, not a single sign of violence, no damage done anything. NOTHING, even Montréal's MSM (that are heavily against
the protest, of course
) couldn't find anything to discredit the movement. There was a difference of about 90 minutes between the front and the
back of the crowd.
This should be an example for the whole world, this should be how every single protest is done. Those saying the world isn't changing are wrong, the
new generations are taking back their sovereignty, the kids are fighting what their parents never dared to.
Look around, everywhere there are protests. Times, they're a changing!
edit on 26-3-2012 by Gab1159 because: (no reason
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