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Pots and Pans Protest Goes Viral

Posted on May 23, this powerful black and white film shows protesters of all ages, races and hues taking to the streets to protest Canada's emergency law Bill 78, a draconian attempt to quell massive student protests over tuition hikes that have taken over Quebec for more than 100 days.

The nightly “casseroles” march began with a Facebook callout on May 19 from a politics professor outside Montreal, the Guardian reported. People were told to meet on the street at 8 pm with pots and pans and make as much noise as they could. The pots-and-pans protest has its roots in Chile, where people have used it for years as an effective, peaceful tool to express popular defiance.

It appears to be taking off as a new symbol of resistance and solidarity and it’s reinvigorated the Montreal student movement.

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