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Student strikes have swept Montreal for more than 100 days. Photo: Monica Patterson
Student strikes have swept Montreal for more than 100 days. Photo: Monica Patterson

Montreal student protests widen, tackle big Quebec questions

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For more than 100 days, the city of Montreal has been rocked by massive student protests - rallies and marches which have grown on some days to include tens of thousands of people.

The movement was sparked by a move by Quebec's provincial government to raise student tuitions. But an effort by Prime Minister Jean Charest to crack down on street marches and limit protests earlier this month triggered a political backlash.

Brian Mann has been traveling to Montreal to cover the street protests there, for NCPR, NPR and for PRI's The World. He joined Martha Foley on the line from our bureau in Saranac Lake.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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