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Teachers asked to leave after camping outside Quebec Education Ministry

MONTREAL – Police moved in on striking teachers who were camped outside the Quebec Education Ministry early Thursday morning.

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The teachers were camped out all day Wednesday on Fullum Street, just across from the ministry, and had organized a tent-in.

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This comes after a full day of strikes across the province, where hundreds of thousands of teachers and public sector workers took to the streets in protest of contract negotiations with the provincial government.

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The teachers were asked to leave around 12:30 a.m. as the land is owned by Transports Quebec.

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Police confirmed teachers brought down their camp peacefully and were gone by 1 a.m.

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