CLASSE negotiator among dozens arrested in Quebec City protest

May 29, 2012

Riot police moved in during a Quebec City demonstration Monday night and arrested 84 individuals, one of whom was the chief negotiator for the student group CLASSE. He was taken away by riot police after leaving Monday's meeting with the education minister to witness the arrests of demonstrators outside the building where the negotiations were being held. The president of FECQ, who urged the crowd to disperse and avoid arrest, worries the arrests could derail talks with the government. Meanwhile, a group of lawyers donning their courtroom gowns joined the nightly march in Montreal Monday to protest Bill 78, which they "find unjust and which is probably unconstitutional." Canadian Press | Globe and Mail | Montreal Gazette