Gatineau university students block road in protest
Gatineau university students took to the street Thursday morning to protest rising tuition fees.
Boulevard Alexandre-Tache in front of the University du Quebec en Outaouais was filled with students on the third day of protests, although traffic was not disrupted.
The province-wide demonstrations were spurred on by the Quebec government's plan to raise tuition fees by $325 a year over the next five years.
At that rate, Quebec would still have the lowest tuition fees in the country.
Last month students at the Gatineau school voted against joining a walk-out of their classes, which was a tactic being used at some other schools.
About 55 per cent of the 852 students who voted were against that idea.
There are about 6,000 students who were eligible to vote at UQO.