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Photo Highlights: Montreal Tuition Protests

Over 100,000 Quebec students walked out on their classes in a protest against the government’s planned 75 per cent tuition fee hike (of $1,600 over five years). They came together on March 22nd  to hit the streets in what media outlets have described as a "monster protest".

Words cannot do it justice, but time lapse video can.


We were on the scene for the entire thing and here's some of what we saw...


[caption id="attachment_913" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="St. Laurent is NEVER this empty. Even at 7am on a Sunday"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_876" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Woah. The vibe transformed from quiet to electric in a matter of seconds."]

*tumbleweed* all non protestor traffic appears to have "peaced the scene".



[caption id="attachment_879" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Residents along the route show their support."][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_880" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Cool cats"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_881" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="I asked her to look serious so her expression would match the photo. This is what happened."][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_915" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="My favourite so far. One of many posters based on internet memes. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_884" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Solidarity is an amazing thing."][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_897" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Rhino."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_885" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="The second guy does not look impressed. He should. I had to run like crazy to get this shot."][/caption]



[caption id="attachment_886" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Supporters were lining the streets, honking from cars and waving from rooftops. Brilliance. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_899" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="All programs of study had pretty solid representation."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_887" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Considering I can barely draw a straight line, I was quite impressed by this bust. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_898" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Police and protestors. Coexisting. It was actually pretty great to see."][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_901" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="...especially when you consider the chaos and volume of people."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_888" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Youngest protestor!"][/caption]



[caption id="attachment_900" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Peace Out!"][/caption]

1 comment:

  1. Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren't loading properly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I've tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.