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August 4, 2012
Original French Text: http://www.villeray.philotech.org/wp/?p=224
As Popular Autonomous Neighbourhood Assemblies (French: Assemblées populaires autonomes de quartiers) formed after the imposition of emergency legislation, we openly give our support to student associations who decide to continue to strike in opposition to the increase to tuition fees, and who continue to disobey this emergency law. To force students back to class, as is supposed to happen starting August 13, is nothing more than an attack on students’ right to collectively organize. For this reason, we offer our support to students on strike: we will organize demonstrations and we will be present on picket lines.
- Assemblée populaire autonome de Villeray (www.apaqvilleray.org)
– Assemblée populaire autonome de Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (www.apahochelaga.org)
(Other Popular Autonomous Neighbourhood Assemblies who support us are encouraged to add their names to this list by contacting email@example.com.)
On August 13, Assemblée populaire autonome de Hochelaga-Maisonneuve invites everyone to a casserole demonstration that will start at Place Valois (corner of Ontario and Valois) at 7:00 AM, heading towards CEGEP Maisonneuve in support of striking students who will be holding picket lines.
Translated from the original French by Translating the printemps érable.
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