Protest porn

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/42848523]

Keeping things in perspective:

The 2012 Quebec student protests are a series of ongoing student demonstrations led by Quebec students’ associations, students, and their supporters against a proposal by the Quebec Cabinet, headed by Premier Jean Charest, to raise university tuition from $2,168 to $3,793 between 2012 and 2017.

Those 2017 tuition fees are lower than what I will spend in one month of my master’s program at Columbia this coming year. So stop complaining, French Canada. Cool video, though. I will give you that.

(Side note: when will governments learn that outlawing protest — or some thinly disguised variant of outlawing it — doesn’t solve anything?)

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