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Students pepper sprayed, arrested in Montreal

Riot police disperse some 2,000 protesters rallying against tuition increases

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Student protesters in Montreal were pepper sprayed and at least four were arrested Thursday afternoon. Around 2,000 students had been demonstrating against the Quebec government’s plans to raise tuition by $325 a year for five years. Altercations with riot police occurred outside the Loto-Quebec building and officers chased several students down Sherbrooke Street, the Canadian Press reported. The protests coincided with a one-day strike by CEGEP students across Quebec.

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