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Gallery: Snapshots from Quebec’s ‘Maple spring’

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Demonstrators break though a barrier as Provincial police officers stand by outside the Quebec Liberal Party meeting on Friday, May 4, 2012 Victoriaville, Quebec. Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press
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Riot police stand in a cloud of teargas, protecting a perimeter from riioters as the Quebec Liberal Party is meeting Friday, May 4, 2012 Victoriaville, Quebec. Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press
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Demonstrators gather in front of a hotel as the Quebec Liberal Party is meeting Friday, May 4, 2012 Victoriaville, Quebec. Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press
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Demonstrators outside the Quebec Liberal Party meeting on Saturday, May 5, 2012 Victoriaville, Quebec. Global News
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Welcome sign outside Victoriaville, Que., where demonstrators protested a Quebec Liberal Party meeting in May 2012. Global News
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Anarchopanda, a regular at the Quebec student protests, arrives at the Montreal courthouse Tuesday, June 5, 2012 to protest a Montreal bylaw on the wearing of masks during demonstrations. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press
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The demonstration to mark a significant anniversary in Quebec’s protest movement ended quickly Friday evening as Montreal police arrested over 200 people on March 22, 2013. Marc-Alain Trudeau/Global News
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Protesters opposing Quebec student tuition fee increases demonstrate in Montreal, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press
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Protesters opposing Quebec student tuition fee increases demonstrate in Montreal, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press
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Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Montreal, Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Global News
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Protesters opposing Quebec student tuition fee hikes demonstrate in Montreal, Saturday, May 19, 2012. The Canadian Press
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Protesters opposing Quebec student tuition fee hikes demonstrate in Montreal. Global News
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Protesters opposing Quebec student tuition fee hikes demonstrate in Montreal, Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press
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A look back in pictures to 2012 at protests in Quebec during what’s been dubbed the province’s “Maple Spring.”

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