June 13, 2012

English-language resources about the Quebec student strike

Twitter Hashtags:

From Translating the printemps érable

Twitter is a tool for protestors to circulate information and follow the developments of nightly protests. Most of the tweets are in French but they are short and the language is simple, so check them out. 

Here are some key hashtags (in alphabetical order):
#assnat = Assemblé nationale (National Assembly, The name for Québec’s Legislature, accompanies tweets concerning the Charest government or other aspects of this political institution)
#casseroleencours= casserole en cours (pots and pans protest happening now)
#classe= La CLASSE, Coalition Large de L’Association pour une solidarité syndicale (Broad Coalition of the Association for Student Union Solidarity, one of three striking student federations)
#enquete = Enquète (Investigation, often used to highlight police brutality)
#fecq = Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (Quebec Federation of CEGEP Students, one of three striking student federations)
#feuq = Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec ( Quebec Federation of University Students, one of three striking student federations)
#ggi = grève générale illimité (unlimited general strike, for general tweets about the strike)
#manifencours = manifestation en cours (protest happening now, used to follow and discuss protests in real time)
#non1625 = No to 1625 (Against the proposed tuition hike)
#plq = Parti Libérale du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec)
#polqc = politique québécoise (Quebec Politics)

Past hashtags that were popular:

#cgplq = conseil générale du parti liberal du Québec (Quebec Liberal Party General Council meeting, active in early may)
#manifavicto = Manifestation à Victoriaville (Victoriaville protest, was used during the protest at the Liberal convention in early may)

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