Quebec’s largest student group vows to defy government’s new emergency law

Originally posted on National Post | News:

MONTREAL — Quebec’s largest student group has vowed to defy the Quebec government’s new emergency law, calling for a summer of protests and acts of civil disobedience.

C.L.A.S.S.E., the more radical of the province’s three main student associations, declared Monday it would continue to encourage protests even if it meant it would lead to harsh financial penalties under the province’s Bill 78.

“The special law won’t kill the student movement,” spokesman Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois said at a news conference on Monday.

“The fundamental rights under threat today need to be defended.”

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In a blatant act of defiance, the group encouraged anyone against the new law to post their photo on a new website, the name of which translates as “Someone arrest me.” The group reported the website was overloaded with submissions Monday afternoon.

The student group said its members voted to hold protests at least until classes resume in August…

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