Student strike: news and opinion

Representatives of teachers’ groups at various levels are asking for Quebec to declare a moratorium on tuition hikes and resume negotiations with students. Note all three men in that photo wearing the red square.

Opinion writers at La Presse are asking pointed questions: Michèle Ouimet asks why the government is setting things up to fail, Vincent Marissal asks why Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois is being turned into the villain.

A woman who works at UdeM wrote a letter to the Gazette about her outrage about the criminalization of the right to protest. Another woman, who writes for Voir, echoes something I’ve heard all day off Twitter and elsewhere: the demo was peaceful until police charged and attacked.

Another protest is planned for tonight.