About 80,000 people marched through Montreal last Wednesday, demonstrating against the Charest government’s $103 million cut from the bursaries program.
The protestors included students on strike from several universities and CEGEPS, as well as professors and union representatives.
For Concordia students, the march began at 1 p.m. outside the Hall Building, where some 200 students congregated outside the main entrance and spread out onto Ste. Catherine, leaving only one lane of traffic open. Several demonstrators carried buckets and bongos to pound on, while others listened to the live music provided.
“I’m glad that it was really visible, but also that it wasn’t confrontational,” said student Celeste C