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Students block the Federation of CEGEPs

by The Concordian March 27, 2012
Students block the Federation of CEGEPs

Photo by Sofia Loffreda.

As part of the Coalition large de l’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante’s promise to stage a protest against tuition hikes every day this week, a group of red-square wearing students assembled March 26 at Henri-Julien park in Ahuntsic. There was no clear organizer present and the majority of students said they did not know the route of the march. The protesters left at approximately 11:30 a.m. heading up Chabanel Street, turning onto St-Hebert, and then onto St-Denis. All of a sudden, the group of 150 to 200 protesters made a run for the Federation of CEGEPs building, adjacent to Cremazie metro. Students blocked all three entrances to the building, chanting and refusing to move when asked by two police officers on the scene.

Upcoming CLASSE demonstrations:

7:30 a.m.: Action of student discontent, metro Papineau
9 a.m. : Manif-action, CEGEP Maisonneuve
7 a.m. : Manif-action against commercialisation of education, 3200 Jean-Brillant
12 p.m. : «Grande Mascarade» student festival, Phillips Square

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