On Feb 21st, in protest against an 80% increase in tuition, 36,000 students, or roughly 9% of Quebec’s university system, stopped going to class. By March, nightly demonstrations began. Students started pinning red squares to their clothes because increasing tuition will land them “squarely in the red.”
Today is the 100th day of students striking and reports indicate that between 300,000-500,000 people are currently demonstrating in the streets of Montreal. Solidarity marches occurred in cities such as New York City and Paris.
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