Charges laid against CÉGEP occupiers

March 26, 2012

Charges have been laid against 29 individuals alleged to have participated in an overnight occupation last month of Cégep du Vieux Montréal, as part of a protest that ended with 37 people, including 8 minors, being arrested. The individuals arrested were eventually released. The occupation-type demonstration followed a general-strike vote by students at the CÉGEP. As a group, the individuals charged are accused of participating in an unlawful assembly and 2 counts of mischief, which allege they prevented other people from having access to the campus, and that they caused more than $5,000 in damage. Meanwhile, Concordia University administration will now begin to lay charges under its Code of Rights and Responsibilities and Security Policy against those who block access to the institution's premises. Montreal Gazette | Concordia Notice