link to photos
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
4 months in and still going strong, here is a link to some photos taken from the Student Protest in Montreal over the last 4 months.
Note worthy photos/captions:
#10 A protester kicks a tear gas canister back towards police during a demonstration in Victoriaville, Quebec, on May 4, 2012.
#19 A man cleans up glass from his store window, broken during a protest against student tuition hikes on the 100th day of Quebec's student strikes,
in Montreal, on May 22, 2012.
(It's a real shame that some people have to get violent and cause more damage to the credence of the Students protesting in Montreal)
#20 Demonstrators march as they protest student tuition hikes on May 23, 2012. Nearly 700 people
were arrested overnight in rowdy
demonstrations in Montreal, with rocks being hurled at police, a spokesman said. Police in Montreal had said the unsanctioned protest would be
tolerated if there was no trouble but after some unruly behavior around midnight they moved in and arrested 518 demonstrators. Another 170 people were
detained in Quebec.
If you are going to be destructive then stay home
#23 Students stage a protest against tuition fee increases on on a rainy night in Montreal, on May 25, 2012.
(A little rain never hurt anyone
#35 Wheelchair-bound citizens join students protesting tuition fee increases in Montreal, on June 1, 2012. Talks between students and the Quebec
government aimed at ending months of protests over a proposed tuition hike collapsed, with nightly street demonstrations showing no sign of
#36 Demonstrators march in a protest against the Quebec Liberal Government on June 2, 2012, in Montreal. Thousands of people took to the streets of
Montreal Saturday braving driving rain to protest planned tuition hikes and an emergency law after talks between students and the Quebec government
#39 Riot police (not pictured) stand guard as students protest against the Liberal Government, Bill 78 and tuition fee increases on June 4, 2012 in
Montreal, Canada. Bill 78 requires organizers to give police at least eight hours advance warning of times and locations of protest marches, with
hefty fines imposed for failing to do so. The measure was passed on May 18 in an effort to quell demonstrations, but so far it has only served to
galvanize opposition to the government.