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Students pepper sprayed, arrested in Montreal

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

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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