Thousands of Quebec students strike over tuition-fee hikes

Tens of thousands of Quebec post-secondary students are now on strike against tuition-fee hikes.

QUEBEC — Tens of thousands of Quebec post-secondary students are now on strike against tuition-fee hikes.

About 31,000 students from colleges and universities have deserted their classrooms since Friday as part of an increasingly active campaign against the Charest government.

The strikes are the result of votes, with students in some universities and colleges choosing to use the tactic to apply pressure on the government.