On Campus

Quebec students disobey back-to-school law

Disruptions at Montreal university force class cancellation

Several classes at a Montreal university are being disrupted as students disobey Quebec’s back-to-school law.

Small groups of students at Universite du Quebec a Montreal, armed with lists, are seeking out classrooms in faculties where students voted to remain on strike.

They are interrupting the classes by shouting and shutting off the lights. Some of the classes are being cancelled.

The provincial emergency law, known as Bill 78, sets stiff fines for people who block classrooms.

The vast majority of Quebec’s students have voted to end their strikes, and the student unrest has hardly been an issue in the current provincial election campaign.

Today’s events as universities reopen, however, are a flashback to events that captured international attention last spring.

—The Canadian Press

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