The self-destruction of the Quebec student protest movement

After this week, it’s hard to take the Quebec student protest movement seriously as much more than a small, hard core able to cause trouble and get attention out of all proportion to its numbers.

In less than a week, what had become a directionless movement squandered whatever sympathy it had left from its high point in the 2012 “maple spring.” Those were the heady days when a red felt square was a fashionable celebrity accessory, and cookware-banging grannies, including the future premier, joined the young people in the streets to protest against an unpopular government…

h/t Marvin

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