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From pillow fights to pamphlets, Quebec protests switch gears for summer

A protester tries to make a point concerning tuition fees on June 11, 2012 in Montreal. Quebec student protesters are coming up with new ways of getting their message out as they try to keep up the momentum during the summer months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
June 17, 2012 - 4:53 PM

MONTREAL - Quebec student protesters are coming up with new ways of getting their message out as they try to keep up the momentum during the summer months.

A few dozen protesters took part in a pillow fight at Montreal park today in support of their cause.

Student leaders admit demonstrations will probably be smaller over the summer since many students have full-time jobs and others will head back to their hometowns.

That's already been the case at the nightly protest marches in Montreal, which have been ending earlier and have seen dwindling turnouts.

Martine Desjardins, the president of one student group, says her members are planning an information blitz to explain to Quebecers why they're against the province's planned tuition increase.

She says students will be going door-to-door and handing out pamphlets at festivals as part of the campaign.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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