Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in the city of Montreal in Canada’s eastern province of Quebec to protest against a controversial law that seeks to restrict protests.
Banging pots and pans during the rally on Saturday night, the defiant protesters challenged the recently-passed bill, aimed at limiting the right to protest, saying their conflict with the government was not just about tuition anymore.
Students have been protesting across the province since February in a bid to add up pressure on the province’s government to drop a plan to increase the tuition fees.
The protest-related law, the Bill 78, outlines strict regulations for demonstrations and conditions of heavy fines for students and their federations. Under the new law, for any demonstration of 50 or more people, police should be informed eight hours in advance and told of the route of the demonstration.
Police immediately declared the Saturday demonstration illegal for not being informed of the march in advance.
Similar protest rallies were also held in Quebec City, Trois-Rivieres and in several other cities in the francophone province.
This is while student federations and unions have launched a legal motion against the approved law, citing the move as “unconstitutional” and in clear violation of basic rights.
Meanwhile, Quebec officials are set to hold a meeting with student leaders next week in an effort to resolve the 3-month unrest.
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