Over 200 protesters took part in the march, led by Paul Murphy, a sitting member of parliament representing the new Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit (AAA/PBP).
Murphy and 15 others were charged with “false imprisonment” during a 2014 anti-austerity protest in Jobstown against the Labour party Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) Joan Burton, which Murphy described as “political policing
Thousands of protesters converged outside of Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s office at McGill College Ave. and Sherbrooke St. on Tuesday to denounce funding cutbacks to the public sector.
The demonstration was a part of an ongoing week of strikes and protests against the provincial Liberal government’s austerity agenda. More than 1,200 organizations participated in actions across the province throughout the day, according to the Coalition des Tables Régionales d’Organismes Communautaires.