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Protests stall traffic in Quebec

MONTREAL, Que. -- Roads were blocked and access to the Port of Montreal was limited yesterday as protestors from va...


MONTREAL, Que. — Roads were blocked and access to the Port of Montreal was limited yesterday as protestors from various unions carried out a "Day of Disruption."

The protests were aimed at denouncing Premier Jean Charest’s economic and social policies. Traffic was stopped at ports in Quebec City and Trois-Rivieres and two highways were blocked. Tonnes of sand was dumped in the middle of the main road into the city of Saguenay.

“Enraged drivers help nothing,” Public Security Minister, Jacques Chagnon told local media, after drivers began forcing their way through various picket lines. “The police will ensure that traffic flow is re-established, all with a mind of maintaining order. People have a right to express their opinions but blocking roads is contrary to the proper functioning of society.”


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