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David Cooney: The Montréal student protests

Vers un Automne Érable?1

Whenever threatened, the first thing power restricts is the ability to linger or assemble in the street.
Henri Lefebvre2


In September of 2014, I arrived in Montréal to study the students’ strike that had erupted throughout the province of Québec three years earlier. I was particularly interested in learning more about the evolution of the movement itself and the networks it had forged with related movements: the Chilean student protests, Occupy Wall Street, and 15M.
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