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Quebec college locks students out

Plans for sit-ins and student strikes against tuition hikes stalled by administration

A Quebec college, or CEGEP, locked its doors to students last week, ahead of a planned student strike against tuition fees. Students at CEGEP du Vieux Montreal had organized a week of sit-ins, bed-ins and a two-day strike to start last Monday. Those plans were interrupted when the CEGEP opted to lock its doors, ultimately keeping students from staging sit-ins, or sleeping at the school as organizers had hoped.  “The goal of closing the CEGEP . . . is really to prevent the mobilization of students,” a student union representative told the McGill Daily.

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