Red River of Protest Runs Through Montréal as Students Continue Fight

Massive demonstration in defiance of new anti-protest law. Common Dreams, May 22, 2012 A red river of Canadians, mostly students, flowed through the streets of Montréal this afternoon marking the 100th day of protest against austerity cuts to education and a draconian attempt by the Québec government to squelch growing dissent. Early estimates put the number of people in the hundreds of thousands and images show kilometers of red-clad people filling Montréal's wide boulevards. An emergency law passed on Friday by the Québec government - Bill 78 - intended to restrict growing student protests in the eastern Canadian province has done little ... Red