As the clock struck noon Monday, Concordians on the first floor of the Hall building chimed the infamous Beatles song about love in honour of Valentine’s Day. The flash-love in as it was called was orchestrated by WHALE, which stands for Wintery Hot Accessible Love-in for Education. As the singing and swaying concluded, the group gathered in for a whopping love-filled group hug. About 25 people showed up to participate.
WHALE sought to draw attention to the upcoming Concordia-wide Special General Assembly with the flashmob. The CSU called the Assembly to propose a Day of Action to denounce the Quebec Ministry of Education's proposed tuition fee hikes. The SGA will take place at Reggies on Valentine's Day at 11:30am.
The Concordia University Faculty Association is asking that faculty members do not penalize students for missing class or handing in assignments late due to participating in the assembly.
For more information on the event: http://www.concordiastudents.ca/index.php
Video of the event courtesy of CUTV and Free Education Montreal: