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Protesters hold 41st demo against tuition hike

04 june 2012, 18:07
University students protest againt the Liberal Governament. ©AFP
University students protest againt the Liberal Governament. ©AFP
Hundreds of people took to the streets here late Sunday to protest planned university tuition hikes that have riled up local residents, AFP reports.

Between 200 and 500 demonstrators marched in downtown Montreal in the 41st nightly street protest, banging pots and pans and demanding cancelation of the increases.

As before, police have declared the march illegal because no itinerary has been provided, but they watched the event calmly without making any arrests.

Special Law 78 requires organizers to give police at least eight hours advance warning of times and locations of protest marches, with hefty fines imposed for failing to do so.

The measure was passed on May 18 in an effort to quell the demonstrations, but so far it has only served to galvanize opposition to the government.

Students have rejected a government offer to reduce the tuition hike by Can$35 ($34) per year, which would bring the total increase to Can$1,533 ($1,473) over seven years instead of Can$1,778 ($1,708).

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