Climate protestors take to the streets

By Gordon Lambie

A crowd of a few hundred walked through the streets of Sherbrooke on Friday afternoon as a part of the ongoing ‘Fridays For Future’ climate protests. The Sherbrooke march was organised by the Coalition étudiante pour un virage environnemental et social (CEVES), and was one of three different climate protests that took place across the province that day.

In Montreal, a popular education rally focusing on the struggles of indigenous peoples was held Friday afternoon in front of the Georges-Étienne Cartier monument at the foot of Mount Royal.

In Quebec City a protest began in front of the National Assembly, calling for a rejection of the ‘third link’ road tunnel project as well as the high-tech development la Zone d’innovation du Littoral Est (ZILE).

Sherbrooke’s event was organised around the theme of fossil-fuel divestment and the promotion of public transit.
The local protest was smaller than other such events that have taken place in recent years, but nonetheless made its presence known on the route from Jacques Cartier Park to Sherbrooke’s City Hall.

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