Demonstrators disrupt classes at uMontréal, UQAM

August 27, 2012

Loud disruptions by protesters accompanied the resumption of classes at the Université de Montréal and the Université du Québec à Montréal yesterday morning. Riot police were at uMontréal, where some protesters had locked themselves in a building. The Montreal Police Service tweeted that it had warned the demonstrators to vacate the premises. Police in vehicles were also patrolling around, but not fully deployed at, UQAM. There, dozens of protesters, masking their faces with bandanas, filed through classrooms banging on pots, while others staged sit-ins in front of classroom doorways. One professor responded by locking the doors to keep out demonstrators and posting a security guard outside the classroom. Tens of other classes were cancelled by 9:30 am ET yesterday. Earlier in the morning, a contingent of college and university professors unveiled a banner at UQAM supporting the student movement. Montreal Gazette | CBC