85 arrested as Canadian students protest tuition
Thousands of students angry over tuition increases protested in Montreal, with some smashing windows of businesses
MONTREAL — Police in Canada say 85 people have been arrested after thousands of students angry over tuition increases protested in Montreal, with some smashing windows of businesses.
The rioting came after talks broke off Wednesday between the Quebec provincial government and student groups over the planned tuition increase of $325 a year.
The talks broke off after the government ejected the most militant student group from the discussions.
Students swarmed the streets and fought with police over several hours. A police station, banks and other businesses had windows shattered.
Polls indicate Quebecers generally support the fee hikes.
Copyright 2012 Associated Press
Copyright Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- After HOA demands pro-cop flag taken down, family shows support for LE in a different way
- Video: SC motorcycle pursuit ends in fatal wreck
- 50 to 60 teens swarm Calif. train, rob weekend riders
- 10 ways law enforcement ruined me as a woman
- Video: Mo. governor completes SWAT challenge in honor of slain deputy