The Province

Nude rally zapped


MONTREAL — A student demonstrat­ion against tuition hikes planned for Thursday night and calling for participan­ts to shed their clothes has been modified.

The original invitation to student protesters called for them to show up and shed their clothes because “[Premier] Charest and [Education Minister] Beauchamp continue to ignore us, because [Mayor Gerald] Tremblay does not want any more masked protesters, because our peace officers need new distractio­ns, because it’s spring, because nudity is catchy.”

However the invitation was later amended to state that the march would take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and that since police “would not tolerate nudity,” underwear was part of the dress code.

According to Article 174 of the Criminal Code, being naked in a public place is an offence.

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