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Valérian Mazataud July 23, 2012
Original French Text: http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/education/355164/pas-de-vacances-pour-les-carres-rouges
Thousands of demonstrators marched in opposition to neo-liberalism
PHOTO CAPTION: Participants were out in great numbers yesterday in Montreal on the occasion of the 160th day of social action and the fifth national demonstration on the 22nd of the month.
“Less strong, but broader.” In bringing together thousands of people into the centre of Montreal in the midst of the summer construction workers’ holiday, the Broader Coalition of the Association for Student Union Solidarity (CLASSE) is hoping to plant the seed of durable dissent on (what is likely) the eve of the provincial elections.
For the 160th day of social protest, the marchers returned again yesterday in the early afternoon at Place Emilie –Gamelin. Though at the overnight protest of the previous evening there were barely more than 30 people, this fifth national demonstration on the 22nd of the month brought from 15,000 (according to AFP) to 80,000 (according to CLASSE) to the streets of Montreal. The student coalition had invited the participants to come out via a Facebook page with the stated aim of ousting the neo-liberals.
Original French Text: https://www.facebook.com/events/437465922950591/?ref=ts
Where: Parc Emilie-Gamelin (Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parc-Emilie-Gamelin/212079792145286)
When: Wednesday, August 1 2012, 9PM
ISSUES: EDUCATION / BILL 78 / DEMOCRACY / FREEDOM / SOVEREIGNTY / ENVIRONMENT / RESOURCES / LANGUAGE / CORRUPTION / HEALTH / ELECTIONS / ETC.
Let’s be numerous for the 100th consecutive nighttime march! Let’s show the government and the entire population that the movement isn’t out of breath! Let’s show them that when school’s back in session, we will undoubtedly be stronger and more determined than ever! Let’s continue the mobilization!
If we are to trust Denis Lessard (La Presse), there are strong chances that the elections will be called on August 1st.
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-quebecoise/201207/10/01-4542539-elections-aux-urnes-le-4-septembre.php [transl. note: we have not translated this article, sorry]
Montreal, June 20th 2012/ CNW Telbec/ - Tomorrow, June 21st, 49 people, among some 1200 signatories of a letter against the infamous special law, will take to the street to arrive at the office of the premier of Quebec and the leader of the liberal party. They will present a resounding letter, denouncing loud and clear the affronts to rights and freedoms that bill 78 [law 12 – NDLR] constitutes and demanding its immediate abrogation. This special event brings together artists, intellectuals and syndicalists.
Among the people who will march are Ricard, Batlam from Loco Locass, the syndicalist Atim Léon, the philosopher Christian Nadeau, the artist Paule Baillargeon, the essayist Jacques Pelletier, the writer Denise Boucher and the artist Yann Perreau, Pierre Saint-German, syndicalist, Caroline Senneville, syndicalist, Damien Contandriopoulos, professor, Louise Vandelac, research institute director…