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2 years ago  ::  May 27, 2012 - 2:09PM #1
Stardove
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Montreal Pots And Pans Video Of Protest Against Bill 78 Goes Viral

A video of protesters banging pots and pans on Quebec streets is going viral on social networks.

Posted on Friday afternoon, the beautiful black and white film shows protesters of all ages taking to the streets to protest the emergency law Bill 78. The Vimeo video quickly began showing up all over Twitter and Facebook.

Bill 78 is being called a draconian attempt to quell massive student protests that have taken over Quebec streets for more than 100 days. The bill limits the ability to protest by requiring groups to get police approval for demonstrations and restricting where they can take place, among other provisions.

People took up the percussive protest Thursday night in several towns and cities including Sorel, Longueuil, Chambly, Repentigny, Trois-Rivieres and even in Abitibi -- several hundred kilometres away from the hot spot of Montreal.

They were still loudest in Montreal, where a chorus of metallic clanks rang out in neighbourhoods around the city, spilling into the main demonstrations and sounding like aluminum symphonies.

The pots-and-pans protest has its roots in Chile, where people have used it for years as an effective, peaceful tool to express civil disobedience. The noisy cacerolazo tradition actually predates the Pinochet regime in Chile, but has endured there and spread to other countries as a method of showing popular defiance.




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I don't understand the words, but the music is very nice in the black and white video.  Link to larger video.

I have made a few online friends from Canada.  I think they are such a peaceful people with their pots and pans protest about protests. Wink


Interesting to note no police in riot gear.  Wonder why that is?

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2 years ago  ::  May 27, 2012 - 2:40PM #2
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"no police in riot gear" because they are very civilised. Wink



Interesting situation though, I must research this more.

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2 years ago  ::  May 27, 2012 - 3:22PM #3
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It seems the USA could learn a lot from it's more civilized northern neighbour. Eh?

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2 years ago  ::  May 27, 2012 - 5:52PM #4
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Interesting that this is occuring in French Quebec.

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2 years ago  ::  May 27, 2012 - 8:24PM #5
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May 27, 2012 -- 2:09PM, Stardove wrote:


Montreal Pots And Pans Video Of Protest Against Bill 78 Goes Viral

A video of protesters banging pots and pans on Quebec streets is going viral on social networks.

Posted on Friday afternoon, the beautiful black and white film shows protesters of all ages taking to the streets to protest the emergency law Bill 78. The Vimeo video quickly began showing up all over Twitter and Facebook.

Bill 78 is being called a draconian attempt to quell massive student protests that have taken over Quebec streets for more than 100 days. The bill limits the ability to protest by requiring groups to get police approval for demonstrations and restricting where they can take place, among other provisions.

People took up the percussive protest Thursday night in several towns and cities including Sorel, Longueuil, Chambly, Repentigny, Trois-Rivieres and even in Abitibi -- several hundred kilometres away from the hot spot of Montreal.

They were still loudest in Montreal, where a chorus of metallic clanks rang out in neighbourhoods around the city, spilling into the main demonstrations and sounding like aluminum symphonies.

The pots-and-pans protest has its roots in Chile, where people have used it for years as an effective, peaceful tool to express civil disobedience. The noisy cacerolazo tradition actually predates the Pinochet regime in Chile, but has endured there and spread to other countries as a method of showing popular defiance.




Continued at link with video and pictures.

I don't understand the words, but the music is very nice in the black and white video.  Link to larger video.

I have made a few online friends from Canada.  I think they are such a peaceful people with their pots and pans protest about protests. Wink


Interesting to note no police in riot gear.  Wonder why that is?





Don't worry, the authorities will crack down on these protestors too. And when the parents go to enquire about what happened to their children, they'll be arrested too.

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2 years ago  ::  May 28, 2012 - 7:55PM #6
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May 27, 2012 -- 5:52PM, jane2 wrote:


Interesting that this is occuring in French Quebec.




Actually, the protests have been occuring in Kebec for a while.  And, there have been substantial manifestations here between the police and the young demonstrators.   Many of us here have been disturbed at the reports on CRTC in re:  new rights of the SQ to pre-empt strikes before they happen.  Jean Charest, Premier, is very unpopular. 

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2 years ago  ::  May 28, 2012 - 8:51PM #7
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I can see why John Charest would be unpopular with the PQ, and after that de-merger fiasco with everyone. Bon chance.

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2 years ago  ::  May 29, 2012 - 3:44AM #8
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May 27, 2012 -- 3:22PM, mountain_man wrote:


It seems the USA could learn a lot from it's more civilized northern neighbour. Eh?




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2 years ago  ::  Jun 05, 2012 - 12:12PM #9
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