Posts Tagged ‘protests’

Canada’s Montreal hit with massive student anti-austerity protest

November 6, 2015
A few thousand students marched through the streets of Montreal protesting the Canadian government’s austerity measures and calling for “a massive reinvestment in public services.”

Around 2,000 members of a local student organization ASSÉ (Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante) took part in a large demonstration against what they call the “pillaging of public services” by Quebec’s provincial government. ASSÉ is supported by a number of labor unions across Quebec.

Student protests against austerity cuts intensify in Quebec

April 17, 2015

Corporate media fails to convey police violence against anti austerity movement

April 8, 2015

Corporate media coverage is not conveying the repression taking place on the streets, failing to transmit the reality of a coordinated wave of police brutality.

Maple Spring 2.0? Students Protest Austerity in Montreal

April 3, 2015

Tens of thousands of students, workers, and families protested austerity in the streets of Montreal on Thursday, denouncing the Quebec government’s plans to reduce spending on education, health care, and other social services.

Montreal Revolutionary Student Movement, protest against austerity.

March 26, 2015

Anti-capitalist marchers in Montreal rounded up during May Day demonstration

May 1, 2014

Police rounded up a few dozen anti-capitalist protesters in Montreal on Thursday evening just as they began marching as part of the annual May Day demonstration for workers’ rights.

The demonstrators took to the streets to voice their opposition to the “ravages” of capitalism, with this year’s theme focused on government austerity, environmental damage inflicted by the mining industry and the financial sector that supports it.

But the group barely made it two city blocks before riot police cornered them.

In recent years, police have shown little tolerance for demonstrations in Montreal and have wasted little time shutting down marches.

Students Continue To Protest Authoritarian Quebec Government

March 6, 2013

Message from Stéphane Hessel (1917-2013)

March 3, 2013

Vulgar Charest

May 6, 2012

2012 Premier de Mai – Montreal

May 6, 2012