A plan to restore order in Montreal appeared to erupt in smoke late Saturday, with fiery blockades blazing on a busy downtown street corner in a dispute gaining international attention.
Groups of protesters built pyres from plastic traffic cones and construction materials, setting them ablaze in the middle of an intersection in a popular nightclub district.
Meanwhile, the protest has spread beyond borders.
In New York, members of the Montreal-based rock band Arcade Fire wore the movement’s iconic red squares during an appearance with The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger on Saturday Night Live. Mr. Jagger wore a red shirt, but no red square.
A day earlier, players in Quebec’s film industry were sporting them at the Cannes Film Festival...Hey, Mick and Arcade Fire-niks--you blokes have loads of coin. How about showing solidarity by opening your wallets and paying for these "poor kids" edumacation? Maybe you could get some other musical types together and do a Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas" sort of song, with the proceeds going to the kids' tuition.