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Students riot, set fires in Montreal

Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 01:02

May 20 - Canadian students defied a new law banning protests which were prompted by weeks of demonstrations over tuition hikes. Deborah Gembara reports.

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A new ban intended to quell 14 weeks of protests in Montreal appeared to have the opposite effect. Angry students vowed to fight the ban even as riot police moved in. What began as protests over tuition hikes at local universities is now becoming for many students a matter of civil liberty issue. The new law prohibits groups of more than 25 people from gathering without giving police at least eight hours notice. Over the past several months, students have clashed with police, blocked Montreal's main bridge and set off smoke bombs in the city's subway. Deborah Gembara, Reuters

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Students riot, set fires in Montreal

Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 01:02