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Montreal police use tear gas on student protesters

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, April 21, 2012 19:14 EDT
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Student protesters clash with police in Montreal over tuition hikes. Screenshot via Youtube.
 
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Student protesters in the Canadian city of Montreal, Quebec encountered major pushback from city police Friday afternoon in their ongoing protests against tuition hikers.

Police disperse tear gas on the students, who were on 68th day of boycotting classes to protest tuition fee hikes, in what is considered the strongest confrontation since the strike began. Students wanted to send a message to Quebec Premier Jean Charest about his economic plans, but the government has refused to change its position on the budget, indicating that students need to pay more.

Friday’s clashes led to 17 people arrested, with six injured including four police officers.

WATCH: Video from Youtube, from April 20, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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