Montreal Student Protests

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  • Why Anonymous Can't And Shouldn't Be Stopped - Seeker Daily
    Anonymous takes credit for hacking Montreal police website CBC - Sat, 11 Apr, 2015

    Around 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, the Montreal police website went offline, followed minutes later by that of the Montreal police brotherhood. As of 10 a.m. on Saturday, … More »Anonymous takes credit for hacking Montreal police website

    Why Anonymous Can't And Shouldn't Be Stopped - Seeker Daily

    Around 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, the Montreal police website went offline, followed minutes later by that of the Montreal police brotherhood. As of 10 a.m. on Saturday, the former was still not working. This cyberattack comes on the heels of similar attacks on the websites of Toronto police and the City of Ottawa. Montreal …

  • UQAM professors push for renewed dialogue between admin, students
    UQAM professors push for renewed dialogue between admin, stu … CBC - Fri, 10 Apr, 2015

    Over the past several days, tensions have escalated between the students and the school's administration as protests increased and police were brought in to remove students … More »UQAM professors push for renewed dialogue between admin, stu …

    UQAM professors push for renewed dialogue between admin, students

    Over the past several days, tensions have escalated between the students and the school's administration as protests increased and police were brought in to remove students occupying a university building. The university's rector wasn't available as the situation degraded, she said, so a request was made to the vice-rector …

  • Strudent block a door at the Universite du Quebec de Montreal during an occupation Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Montreal. Students occupied the building for several hours and ended up clashing with police. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Félix O.J. Fournier
    Austerity measures, not tuition fees, driving current Quebec … The Canadian Press - Thu, 9 Apr, 2015

    MONTREAL - Scenes of Quebec students barricading themselves inside campus buildings, clashing with police and marching through the streets are reminiscent of the civil … More »Austerity measures, not tuition fees, driving current Quebec …

    Strudent block a door at the Universite du Quebec de Montreal during an occupation Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Montreal. Students occupied the building for several hours and ended up clashing with police. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Félix O.J. Fournier

    MONTREAL - Scenes of Quebec students barricading themselves inside campus buildings, clashing with police and marching through the streets are reminiscent of the civil unrest of 2012 — but there are major differences this time around.

  • Montreal police hand out fines after downtown student protest
    Montreal police hand out fines after downtown student protes … CBC - Thu, 9 Apr, 2015

    Montreal police made one arrest and fined more than 180 people Thursday afternoon after kettling a group of protesters on St-Denis Street near Ontario Street during a … More »Montreal police hand out fines after downtown student protes …

    Montreal police hand out fines after downtown student protest

    Montreal police made one arrest and fined more than 180 people Thursday afternoon after kettling a group of protesters on St-Denis Street near Ontario Street during a student demonstration. The protest, organized by the student group ASSÉ, was declared illegal by Montreal police at around 3:30 p.m., and a crowd of about …

  • UQAM students barricade themselves inside university buildin … CBC - Wed, 8 Apr, 2015

    Students at UQAM occupied one of the university's buildings Wednesday evening and barricaded the doors, while Montreal police surrounded the block. The mood was tense … More »UQAM students barricade themselves inside university buildin …

    Students at UQAM occupied one of the university's buildings Wednesday evening and barricaded the doors, while Montreal police surrounded the block. The mood was tense and protesters were upset after police arrested 21 students earlier in the day during a demonstration. "The position of the university is that we are legally …

  • Philippe Couillard digs in heels over Quebec's financial future
    Philippe Couillard digs in heels over Quebec's financial … CBC - Tue, 7 Apr, 2015

    "We're not going to change our direction, that's for sure," Couillard said following a speech in Quebec City this morning marking his government's first year in offi … More »Philippe Couillard digs in heels over Quebec's financial …

    Philippe Couillard digs in heels over Quebec's financial future

    "We're not going to change our direction, that's for sure," Couillard said following a speech in Quebec City this morning marking his government's first year in office.

  • Police and protesters clash in Montreal The Canadian Press - Thu, 2 Apr, 2015

    Parts of downtown Montreal had a familiar look Thursday as protesters and police officers stared each other down before missiles were tossed and tear gas was fired.  … More »Police and protesters clash in Montreal

    Parts of downtown Montreal had a familiar look Thursday as protesters and police officers stared each other down before missiles were tossed and tear gas was fired. A demonstration against the economic policies of Premier Philippe Couillard's government began in the city's business district at around 1 p.m. with several …

  • Quebec students, unions, teachers march against government c … CBC - Thu, 2 Apr, 2015

    Unlike the 2012 protests in Quebec, which centred on a proposal to increase tuition fees, students this time around are focused on what they call the province's heavy-handed … More »Quebec students, unions, teachers march against government c …

    Unlike the 2012 protests in Quebec, which centred on a proposal to increase tuition fees, students this time around are focused on what they call the province's heavy-handed austerity measures. The rally Thursday was the largest so far this year in the fight against the Liberal government's plans to reduce spending on …

  • Anti-radicalization protest turns violent in Montreal
    Anti-radicalization protest turns violent in Montreal CBC - Sun, 29 Mar, 2015

    Anti-Muslim radicalization and anti-racism protesters clashed outside of a Montreal post-secondary institution on Sunday afternoon, leading to one arrest. Two men from … More »Anti-radicalization protest turns violent in Montreal

    Anti-radicalization protest turns violent in Montreal

    Anti-Muslim radicalization and anti-racism protesters clashed outside of a Montreal post-secondary institution on Sunday afternoon, leading to one arrest. Two men from opposing sides got into an altercation that led to the anti-racism protester getting attacked with wooden sticks. One of those students had also attended …

  • Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau is helped by demonstrators after tear gas was shot during an anti-austerity protest, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in front of the legislature in Quebec City. A student group is denouncing the police after a protester was shot in the face with part of a tear-gas canister at an anti-austerity demonstration. Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau told various media Friday she is considering legal action against the police after video of her being shot at point-blank range in Quebec City circulated on YouTube. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
    Student group critical of police tactics after injuries at p … The Canadian Press - Fri, 27 Mar, 2015

    A student group is denouncing the police after a protester was shot in the face with part of a tear-gas canister at an anti-austerity demonstration. Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau … More »Student group critical of police tactics after injuries at p …

    Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau is helped by demonstrators after tear gas was shot during an anti-austerity protest, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in front of the legislature in Quebec City. A student group is denouncing the police after a protester was shot in the face with part of a tear-gas canister at an anti-austerity demonstration. Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau told various media Friday she is considering legal action against the police after video of her being shot at point-blank range in Quebec City circulated on YouTube. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

    A student group is denouncing the police after a protester was shot in the face with part of a tear-gas canister at an anti-austerity demonstration. Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau told various media Friday she is considering legal action against the police after video of her being shot at point-blank range in Quebec City circulated …

  • Quebec City protest against Liberals' budget declared illegal

    Police officers in Quebec City used tear gas on protesters and yelled at the crowd to disperse after declaring the gathering illegal just before 7 p.m. The student association ASSÉ said eight buses filled with students have travelled from Montreal for the demonstration. ASSÉ spokesperson Camille Godbout said the Liberals …

  • Maxence Valade sues Sûreté du Québec after losing eye

    A 23-year-old student who lost an eye at demonstration three years ago in Victoriaville, Que. is taking legal action against Quebec provincial police, Radio-Canada has learned. Maxence Valade alleges he was hit in the face by a rubber bullet fired by a Sûreté du Québec officer while taking part in a May 2012 protest against …

  • Student protesters clash with police in Montreal The Canadian Press - Wed, 25 Mar, 2015

    MONTREAL - Police and student protesters clashed in downtown Montreal Tuesday night during marches denouncing the Quebec government's austerity policies.

  • Thousands of protesters hit the streets of downtown Montreal Tuesday night as part of student protests against the province's austerity measures.

  • Things are heating up in university classrooms after thousands of students boycotted classes this week to protest against the provincial government. At Concordia University, some students on strike erupted into two classrooms, yelling at some students to leave. In a video captured by Alex Bailey, a photographer for the …

  • Quebec student protests: What you need to know

    Montreal students held a downtown protest on Monday to kick off nearly two weeks of planned strikes and demonstrations against what they describe as the province's heavy-handed austerity measures. "We don't want this to be just a student movement," Charlotte Gilbert, a member of the UQÀM social science faculty student …

  • MONTREAL - Several thousand angry protesters marched in downtown Montreal on Saturday to denounce the provincial government's austerity measures.

  • Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, the former face of the Quebec student movement, is seen Monday, March 16, 2015 in Montreal. Nadeau-Dubois says that the NDP and the Liberals must stand against the Energy East pipeline if they hope to have success in Quebec come federal election time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

    The NDP and the Liberals must stand against the Energy East pipeline if they hope to have success in Quebec come federal election time, says one of the faces of the province's 2012 student movement. Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, who surged to prominence with his articulate defence of low tuition, is lending his reputation and …

  • Thousands of post-secondary students in the province could be on strike by the end of month to protest against Quebec austerity. Last night, members of the University of Quebec in Montreal’s faculty of education voted to join the movement against the government's austerity measures. Kathryn Giroux, a third-year law student …

  • The City of Montreal said it will withdraw hundreds of charges against demonstrators accused of violating a controversial protest bylaw after three people charged with breaking the law were recently acquitted. Mayor Denis Coderre said Wednesday the city will not appeal the acquittals and will withdraw the roughly 2,000 …