Essex Students Show Solidarity with Quebec

Student signing a letter expressing solidarity to the student movement in Quebec.

Students at the University of Essex have been showing their solidarity
with students in Quebec by writing letters of protest to the Canadian
High Commission in London. 50 students signed individual letters to be
sent to the High Commissioner expressing solidarity and concern at the
state repression of protests. The letters were sent en masse on Friday
afternoon.

Students in Quebec have been involved in months of protests against
increases in tuition fees and their own Government’s austerity
programme. Each letter had a square of red cloth attached, the symbol of
solidarity that has been adopted by those across the world who support
and are inspired by their struggle.

“It is of crucial importance to stand in solidarity with the students in
Canada who are being arrested and intimidated at the moment,” said
Petar, a first year student at Essex who helped organise the letter
writing. “We hope that groups of students across the country can do the
same, and flood the high commission with letters.”

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Essex Education Activist Network: coordinating resistance to the marketisation of Higher Education at the University of Essex. A section of the Education Activist Network.
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