Québec's 'truncheon law' rebounds as student strike spreads

A draconian law to quell demonstrations has only galvanised public support for young Québecois protesting tuition fee hikes. Martin Lukacs, Guardian, May 24, 2012 At a tiny church tucked away in a working-class neighbourhood in Montréal's east end, Québec's new outlaws gathered on Sunday for a day of deliberations. Aged mostly between 18 and 22, their membership in a progressive student union has made them a target of government scorn and scrutiny. And they have been branded a menace to society because of their weapons: ideas of social justice and equal opportunity in education, alongside the ability to persuade hundreds of thousands to join them ... Québec