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- Posted on May 25th 2012 3:45PM by Jason MacNeil
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Now various musicians with close connections to the Montreal music scene have been weighing in on the nightly protests.
"Hundredth day......Very good #redsquare," Stars and Broken Social Scene singer Amy Millan tweeted on Tuesday. "The imbalance of funds and power is nauseating and we are done."
On Thursday evening Millan noted how the protestors were literally getting close to home.
"Thousands of protesters coming down my tiny street right now in front of the baby's room while she sleeps," she wrote. "Bring her dreams of revolution!!"
Broken Social Scene lead singer wants more than dreams of revolution, he wants action.
"revolutions take too long," Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew tweeted on May 18.
"So inspired by what is happening in Montreal: Night demo illegal but peaceful," Tegan and Sara tweeted on May 23 with a link to a Montreal Gazette article.
Meanwhile, The Dears took to their website and Twitter page on May 14 to say, "From 2001 to 2012, This Is The Summer Of Protest." The link also included the song "Summer of Protest" the band wrote which appeared on their 2002 Protest EP. Earlier this week The Dears also tweeted "It would appear that THIS is the Summer Of Protest."
Later, on May 22, they also tweeted "God Bless the 'Red Squares,'" a reference to the red squares the student protesters are wearing during the demonstrations. The band's keyboardist/singer Natalia Yanchak mentioned the protests earlier this week, but on a slightly different note.
"I would support the students but I don't believe in politics," she tweeted on Tuesday.
"Happy summer Montreal! You're all going to jail," Miracle Fortress tweeted on May 19, a reference to the unprecedented 2,500-plus arrests made by police so far.
On May 22 the band added the following: "Your whole city bangin pots and pans is actually the jam," which supports the pots and pans-clanging "casseroles" protests quickly building throughout the province.
Montreal francophone group and past Polaris Music Prize winners Karkwa also weighed in via Twitter on May 18 by saying the following: "SVP Allez signer la petition contre la loi 78 tour de suite. Merci LJ."
Roughly translated into English the tweet asks everyone to go and sign the petition against Law 78 immediately.