In pictures: Montreal protests

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Protesters walk with a large banner in demonstrations against rising tuition fees in Montreal, Canada 23 May 2012Image source, AP
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Nearly 700 people were arrested in two cities in the Canadian province of Quebec on Wednesday night in the biggest single night of mass arrests since protests over rising tuition fees began in February.
Protesters fill the streets in a demonstration against rising tuition fees in Montreal, Canada 23 May 2012Image source, Reuters
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Police invoked controversial new emergency legislation designed to curb the protests - Bill 78 - to detain 518 people in Montreal and 176 in Quebec City.
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Student groups marked 100 days of protest on Tuesday, but the provincial government led by Premier Jean Charest has shown no indication of backing away from the planned fee hikes.
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Correspondents say the movement has attracted the support of many people who have criticised Bill 78, a law that requires protests of more than 50 people to submit an itinerary to police eight hours in advance.
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Quebec currently has the lowest tuition rates in Canada. The government's proposal would raise the fees by 80%, in increments of $254 per year (£160) for seven years.

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