MONTREAL – Thousands of CEGEP and university students are taking part in a large demonstration against austerity measures Thursday.
The demonstration is started at 1 p.m. in the Old Port, at the corner of de la Commune Street and Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
About 20 associations representing more than 50,000 students have a strike mandate for the province-wide protest.
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The students are joining teachers and other public sector workers in denouncing cuts to education and stalled salary negotiations.