More than 300 arrests, bad video scenes
There were more than 300 arrests Sunday night during the 27th consecutive march. CBC is headlining the story tuition protesters but the technicalities of school fees seems to be left behind in the general swell of anger against Bill 78. The Journal makes an estimate of 4000 people involved but the numbers in these night marches, with groups splitting up and merging, are harder to estimate than most crowds. La Presse’s Gabrielle Duchaine, herself arrested last night, gives her account of the scene.
Some ugly scenes have come out in video: a brief clip from CUTV showing a police car running over a person and fleeing the scene, another clip showing police constable 728 coldly pepper-spraying someone in the face at point-blank range.
People have started a blog called Translating the printemps érable to put some texts and statements into English with the explicit intent to “balance the English media’s extremely poor coverage of the student conflict in Quebec.”