November 5, 2015 11:35 am
Updated: November 5, 2015 7:41 pm

Montreal students march against austerity

WATCH ABOVE: Thousands of CEGEP and university students took to the streets of downtown Montreal in a large demonstration against austerity measures. Global's Felicia Parrillo reports.

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MONTREAL – Thousands of CEGEP and university students are taking part in a large demonstration against austerity measures Thursday.

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Students hold us signs during an austerity protest in Montreal’s Old Port, Thursday, November 5, 2015.

Felicia Parrillo/Global News

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.

READ MORE: WATCH: Montreal students protest austerity

The students are joining teachers and other public sector workers in denouncing cuts to education and stalled salary negotiations.

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