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Thu May 24, 2012, 10:58 AM

Police kettle Montreal student protesters, arresting 518


Police kettle Montreal student protesters, arresting 518

Police in Montreal moved in on student protesters again Wednesday night, kettling them and making 518 arrests the largest number in one night since the demonstrations began weeks ago.

"This is the 30th night of the protest," one woman told CBC's Tom Parry. "Can you imagine what's going to happen when there's summer festivals? We're going to keep marching. It's not going to stop. Negotiations have to happen."

The Quebec government has offered to return to the bargaining table, but it won't give in on the tuition hike or on another student demand that it scrap its controversial new emergency law that clamps down on protests.

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canuckledragger May 2012 OP
abelenkpe May 2012 #1

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Thu May 24, 2012, 12:09 PM

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"That demonstration was declared illegal because protesters refused to give police their route in advance, one of the provisions of the new law.

Police haven't yet said what they will be charged with, however under Bill 78, those arrested can face a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first offence."

So protesters have to plan their route in advance like a parade? Those arrested are going to pay 1000 each?

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