Thousands march against government austerity

Anarchopanda, the symbol of the 2012 student movement, made an appearance.
Derek Conlon/CTV

Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Montreal Thursday afternoon for a protest against austerity measures, which was timed to coincide with a spring election.

It was organized by the radical student group ASSÉ — the group behind some of the more raucous student demonstrations two years ago.

It began at 2 p.m. at Place Émilie-Gamelin, and was declared illegal almost as soon as it began. Organizers declined to provide an itinerary as required under a municipal bylaw.

But rather than stop the march, police allowed it to snake through the streets of downtown.

Police made two arrests.

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  1. Mike d posted on 04/03/2014 06:49 PM
    Stop crying and pay your share. We are broke and you pay too little. Get a job , get rid of your phones and grow up!!!
    1. Paul J posted on 04/04/2014 07:27 AM
      @Mike d There is NO MONEY! And personally, I'm sick and tired of paying tons of taxes and not having much savings so I can contribute to you and your silly degrees. You're protesting "austerity"? This is a non starter, silly QS communists.
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