Short-lived student protest in Quebec City results in three arrests


Police officers arrest a demonstrator during a tuition hike protest in front of the legislature Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Quebec city. About 40 demonstrators started walking on the street when police called their demonstration illegal which provoked the arrests.

QUEBEC–Quebec City police arrested three people during a student protest Thursday night that was broken up within minutes.
About 40 protesters had just left the Quebec legislature when they were told the demonstration would be declared illegal if they did not reveal their planned route.
Unlike the Montreal police, who declare student protests illegal but allow them to continue until vandalism ensues, the Quebec City police intervened right away.
The protesters were hoping to march against the Quebec government’s plan to hike university tuition by three per cent a year.
A protest in Montreal on Thursday night ended with smashed business windows, dozens of arrests and calls for a police crackdown by the business community.

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