Breakdown in talks over tuition fee increases leads to continuing fury on the streets
Montreal erupted last night as talks between students and the government over university tuition hikes broke down, leading to a continuation of the students' 10-week strike. Protesters hit the streets once again, and they were met with riot police resulting in 85 arrests.
The breakdown happened when one of the student groups, CLASSE, which represents half the students on strike, was excluded from the talks.CLASSE spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois slammed the move, saying, "The government is using the old strategy of divide and conquer." And added, "The minister is trying to weaken the student movement."