Protesters Against Austerity Fill the Streets of Montreal

A mass protest in Montreal against austerity measures ended with tear gas, rubber bullets, and six arrests Thursday as the mostly student-led demonstrations defied measures calling the protest “illegal.”

Tens of thousands of students and their supporters filled the streets for the first time since the “Maple Spring” protests of 2012 in opposition to rising tuition costs swept Quebec.

The protest on Thursday came in opposition to the 2014 provincial budget, which critics say inflicts painful austerity.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/04-2

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