MONTREAL – Student protesters have stormed a university in Montreal in an effort to disrupt classes as the Quebec government deals with a standoff over rising tuition fees. One-third of Quebec students are on strike.
About 100 protesters marched through the Universite du Quebec a Montreal on Wednesday, making noise with drums and whistles. In one classroom, protesters yelled "Scab!" at students inside.
The unrest over rising tuition has lasted 14 weeks and led to rioting and repeated demonstrations.
The provincial cabinet was meeting Wednesday to discuss the possibility of adopting emergency legislation that reportedly includes financial penalties for people who have played a role in encouraging the protests.