Montreal Students Protest Tuition Increase

On Tuesday, March 20, students protested the government’s initiative to increase college and University tuition by blocking Canada’s busiest bridge into Montreal, the Champlain Bridge. I was on my way downtown using public transportation. During rush hour there is a  reserved bus lane. Fortunately this lane was not being blocked by the students. But traffic was backed up for miles, and had to be rerouted to the Victoria and Jacques Cartier Bridges. This protest put more public opinion against the students who were protesting the increases, as they were hindering the main artery of commerce into the city. This made many people late for work, and caused an unnecessary strain on public security. This is the short video I was able to capture from the bus: