Harbinger of a broken system

Most things happen in isolation; some things appear as part of a wider condition.  Recently, an example of the latter has been taking place in the Canadian Province of Quebec where massive street demonstrations by university students against proposed tuition hikes are creating significant and continual unrest. Now in its fourth month, the demonstrations have drawn over 300,000 protesters to the streets enraged over the proposed 75 per cent increase in higher education tuition fees. Four student associations are seeking a freeze on the tuition hike and have participated in four failed negotiation sessions with the government.

An MSNBC reporter, Miranda Leitsinger, has Montreal police saying that at least 1,600 people had been arrested in connection with demonstrations as of Friday, though the police later reported that dozens more were detained. At least five of the arrests were for people violating a new city by-law that bans wearing scarves, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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