The student movement in Quebec is growing, and thus the State needs to up the level of repression in order to successfully prevent dissent.
from mcgill daily photoset available HERE
Of the 300 000 students in Quebec, 130 000 are on strike as of today, 9 Mars 2012. In the history of student strikes in Quebec, there has never been this many students on strike so quickly — probably because there has never been a Neo-Liberal Austerity Agenda so brutally enforced by an Ultra-Militarized Capitalist-State-Power during a time of Global Economic Crisis/Collapse.
On 7 Mars 2012, a student manifestation blew up across on the south side of Sherbrooke, across from the McGill Music school, where thousands of students decided to block the road and occupy CREPUQ — an unrepresentative bureaucracy which has been lobbying for Tuition Hikes since “the good ol’ days” (ie. when the HMB sat on their Board as Chair).
Everything was nice and fine until the SPVM thought it would be a good idea to throw shock-grenades, tear-gas canisters, industrial-strength pepper spray, and batons at the unarmed student protest. A video filmed by confused customers of the McGill Military-Industrial Residential Housing System shows the action in process.
This video from the bourgeois media has an interview with a Comrade from CLASSE. Interestingly enough, the text with the video reads “University student Frank Levesque-Nicole says he was roughed up by police,” but the video itself shows the evidence (ie. Frank takes multiple nightstick hits to the back of the head in stunning Hi-Definition and then gives his interview with cracked glasses)
Beyond the usual injuries, a CEGEP student received a hot load of tax subsides/shrapnel to his eye. [Warning: graphic image of injury in article plus interview which says that Pigs refused to call an ambulances may Radicalize you into voting YES for Strike at the AUS General Assembly]
Once news of our Comrade’s injury spread, a Vigil and Support Rally was planned for 9 pm that evening at Berri-UQAM. Concordia’s Student Newspaper The Link reports:
Not much else to say except:
THE SUPPORTERS OF LIBERAL-DEMOCRACY WANT THE STATE TO BE THE ULTIMATE PATRIARCH!
BUT WHEN DADDY FAILS, WE MUST
SMASH HIM IN HIS FUCKING PIG FACE!!!!!
Report filed by: Karlos Marx