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36 more arrested in Quebec student protests

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 11:50 EDT
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Students protest in the downtown streets of Montreal against tuition hikes on May 17. Police in Quebec arrested 36 protesters in the latest demonstrations over plans to raise university tuition hikes, authorities said Tuesday. (AFP Photo/Rogerio Barbosa)
 
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Police in Quebec arrested 36 protesters in the latest demonstrations over plans to raise university tuition hikes, authorities said Tuesday.

The demonstrations, which took place in the town of Sherbrooke late Monday, could result in fines of between $1,000 and $5,000, according to authorities, who said about 100 protesters, mostly students, took part.

Large protests led to the arrests of more than 300 people in Montreal early Monday, during a night of clashes between police and protesters.

Protesters smashed store windows and opened a fire hydrant that flooded a downtown Montreal office building.

Protests have raged here since mid-February over a plan by provincial Premier Jean Charest to raise tuition fees at Quebec universities by 82 percent to rein in a budget deficit.

[Students protest in the downtown streets of Montreal against tuition hikes on May 17. AFP Photo/Rogerio Barbosa]

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