Militant student group ASSÉ gets ready for anti-austerity protests

A member of the Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) at a student protest in Montreal on April 25, 2012. Global News

MONTREAL – Militant student group ASSÉ has promised a multitude of “disruptive actions” during the next few weeks if the Couillard government pushes forward with its austerity measures.

ASSÉ spokeswoman Camille Godbout told The Canadian Press that protests and petitions have done little to sway the government, so protesters will have to take “other measures.”

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She accuses the government of ransacking public services in the province and destroying decades of social progress.

ASSÉ has already announced a province-wide protest on April 2, taking place at Square-Victoria.

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A new website called Printemps 2015 — referring to the student protests of 2012, “le printemps érable,” or Maple Spring — says the group is planning a number of protests between February 23 and March 27.

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The group, of which ASSÉ appears to be a leading member, is also organizing weekly anti-austerity protests beginning March 21.

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