Quebec students clash with police


Student were back on the streets of Montreal last night, the National Post reported. Thousands of demonstrators kicked off the provincial election campaign with a march in protest aimed at the Charest Liberals.

The protest began peacefully, with students banging on their trademark pots and pans, but ended in a number of injuries and 15 arrests. The mood took a turn after a small group overturned a dumpster to block a road, and some people threw bottles at riot police. One protestor sustained non-life threatening injuries after a car hit him and sped away.

The protest was organized in order to encourage youth turnout in the election. While leaders continue to insist that the student protests are non-partisan, they are in strong opposition to the policies of the Charest government.

The premier commented that while students have a right to protest and make noise, the “silent majority” would win out on election day.

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Quebec students clash with police

  1. The PQ has firmly lashed their horse to the student movement. If the PQ loses this election will these hooligans accept the democratic will of the Quebec people or will they continue this reprehensible behaviour?

    • Every protest movement starts off as unpopular, you pathetic identity thief. That’s why it’s called a “protest” movement, and not a “citizens” movement.

      So while the PQ may have lashed their horse to the student movement, the student movement hasn’t lashed anything to the PQ. So if the PQ loses this election, it’s the defeat of the PQ.. nothing more.

      • “…the student movement hasn’t lashed anything to the PQ.”
        Léo Bureau-Blouin, president of Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec and now PQ candidate in the riding of Laval-des-Rapides.

        • Do you understand the word “movement”, you pathetic identity thief?

          One person hitching their ride to that of the PQ is not the movement. It is a person.

          And again, whether the movement is popular or not says nothing about whether it’s right or should continue. If it did, we’d still have slavery and wouldn’t have suffrage.

          But that’d probably be fine to a person with so little self-worth they have to fake being someone else because they can’t rebut her, wouldn’t it?

  2. In 1957,
    the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the
    Padlock Act in a case called Switzman vs.
    Elbling and would hands down invalidate the recent protest laws for the same reasons.

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