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the student strike (series)

30% of our students have been striking for almost 100 days to force the Quebec government to cancel the tuition increase.

 

At the Lionel-Groulx College (where this series was shot this morning), a minority of students have been allowed by the court to attend class today, although a majority of students support the strike.

 

This morning, a group of students were blocking access to the college, as they do not recognize the legitimacy of the court's decision to let some students attend class in spite of the strike.

 

Well.. this is where it gets really complicated:

 

Another group of parents and teachers were standing between the students' blockade and the police to prevent the latter from moving towards the students and compelling them (by force) to leave the property of the college so that the other students (against the strike) could attend class.

 

In short: a complete mess!

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Taken on May 15, 2012