The CLASSE is the largest of the student coalitions or federations leading the strike movement across Quebec. It represents more than half of the 180,000 students now on strike. In recent days, the Charest government has targeted CLASSE with its sharpest attacks yet, attempting to divide the student movement. Students have responded with repeated mass nighttime demonstrations - an impressive show of unity.
The students are calling for labour and other organizations in Quebec society to join them in a wider 'social strike' against the Charest government.