Nightly demonstrations opposing Quebec student tuition hikes and the provincial government in general have taken place in the province since February. The passing of the controversial Bill 78 became a major factor in the protests in May. In March, the 22nd was chosen as a day for larger afternoon protests in addition the ongoing nightly demonstrations. May 22nd saw as many as 400,000 supporters take to the streets in Montreal. Although numbers have since dropped, thousands of people continue to show up on this day every month. Even larger demonstrations are planned for August and September, in light of a looming provincial election and the return to school.
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