Navneet Pall | Photography Coordinator
The campaign against the proposed tuition increases continued today as protestors from various students unions marched towards Victoria Square , which was home to the Occupy Montreal protests last year. Chanting and carrying signs, they were then divided into two protesting sites. One site was near the Stock Exchange and the other near the Delta Bureau. Photography Coordinator for Journalists for Human Rights Concordia, Navneet Pall was near the Delta Bureau today and narrates the events that took place, through-out his photographs.
He says that the protestors were inside the lobby of the Delta Bureua, and where then asked by the police to move away from the private property and towards a public area instead. Met with resistance, “ Half an hour into it cops broke out their riot gear,” added Pall. The police then continued to try and evacuate the protests from the lobby.
“Felt kind of normal, what I expected, it was part of the game,” Pall.
” I was kind of caught between the line of cops and protestors,” Pall.
” The use of force, I have a hard time understanding why it was used,”Pall
Since the Jean Charest government announced the tuition increases last year, movements to counteract the hikes have been ongoing. The biggest demonstration to date took place in Nov.10, 2011 and saw over tens of thousands of students from all across the province protesting the new proposal.
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