For those of you who haven't heard - the college students here have gone on strike. For 180 days. Because of proposed tuition hikes that work out to 50 cents a day.
For the last 180 days (day after day after day) they have marched through the streets blocking traffic - causing havoc and from time to time throwing bricks and stones at police .. at windows... police cars .. private cars...
People have been hurt and hospitalized. People have been arrested. People have been blocked from entering stores, businesses, and blocked from leaving stores, businesses.
Chaos has ruled.
Yesterday "someone" threw smoke bombs in our metro (subway) system. Not in one station but in many stations and managed to completely and totally shut down it down.
Yesterday afternoon our "beloved" (tongue firmly planted in cheek) mayor held a news conference. He said everyone had to get involved and talk to the students - show them the error of their ways. That was his solution. Talk to them.
I think the time for talking is over. I think it is time the police move in and clear these kids out - go to school or go to jail. pointe finale. I believe it is time that the hard working citizens of this province take back the streets.
I think it is past time.