On Tuesday approximately 10,000 students and their supporters marched and rallied in Montreal to protest the PQ government's Education Summit and to advance the demand free tuition. This video -- with commentary in French -- captures several minutes of footage of Montreal police charging protest lines.
Un plan séquence qui offre une vue d'ensemble de l'intervention. Une foule très calme et très pacifique, qui se fait charger simplement parce qu'elle a le malheur d'être là. Les premières minutes révèlent assez bien l'état d'esprit de la foule avant la charge. Les dernières aussi sont assez révélatrices avec le cri du coeur de cette femme. Ce que je retiens, c'est le regard triste de cette jeune femme en chaise roulante derrière celle qui me parle. Je ne l'ai pas filmée par pudeur, mais son humanité m'a transpercé.
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