International Support for the Québec Student Strike Against Tuition Hikes

As the protests continue in Québec against the government’s tuition increases and privatization of education, international support grows in solidarity with us to support accessible education. From québécois students in Paris, to the International Student Movement in Taiwan, to Belgian students living in Brussels, the student strike in Québec is getting international attention.

About 60 students protested in Paris on March 10, two days before Jean Charest visited the city. 2012 © Ismaël Fortier-Geymard.

Yesterday, 26 March 2012, close to 100 students, teachers and labour union activists gathered in front of the ministry of education in Taipei (Taiwan) to protest the increasing corporatisation of universities and plans to hike tuition fees by 10%. They also expressed their unity with the current student strike in Quebec. (source: International Student Movement)

A small group of Belgian students raise a banner in Brussels. 2012 © l'Incroyable Julk.

One thought on “International Support for the Québec Student Strike Against Tuition Hikes

  1. The protest in Taipei was NOT primarily an action to “support” students elsewhere.
    It was an action against the commercialisation of education in Taiwan and to express unity with education activists around the world. Since we are all in this together and it is a common struggle.

    The discription of the album on facebook where this pictures was taken from says:

    on March 26th close to 100 students, teachers and labour union activists gathered in front of the ministry of education in Taipei (Taiwan) to protest the increasing corporatisation of universities and plans to hike tuition fees by 10%. They also expressed their unity with the current student strike in Quebec (Canada). More details to be published soon.
    _____
    So the point of the banner is to highlight the global dimension of the same struggle – because this shit is global and not limited to Taiwan or Quebec. [between Taiwan and Quebec are also some parts of the world]
    We are all in this together.
    so please don’t interpretate it as a simple action in support of the student strike in Quebec.

    #1world1struggle

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