After $7 billion in cuts to Quebec economy over the years students have taken to the streets in an unpermitted demonstration. $700 million in cuts are being taken to take the government out of the red prompting this recent protest. The police have responded with full force it seems, even shooting a tear gas canister in the face of one woman. There is virtually no coverage of these protests and the police state response in the lamestream news.
The police response to students has been brutal and increasing in force since 2012. I once Couchsurfed with some of these students in Montreal. They definitely got more guts than Americans getting increasingly screwed over by cuts to the system here resulting in a lower level education at an astronomical cost.
In 2012 students have also resorted to nude protest to embarrass the city of Quebec during the Grand Prix.