Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Montreal tap pot parade

Av du Parc

Av du Parc
Montreal has been vibrating with nightly tap pot parades. At 8 PM you can hear the pots and pans. People go out on the street. Soon a whole lot of people are marching in neighbourhoods all over the city. You can read about it in the newspaper of your choice. Rising tuition fees sparked the manifestations over a hundred days ago. The government responded by pouring oil on the fire. A law was passed to impose limits on manifestations. The law is being contested in court. A few days after the aggressive law was rushed through, about 250,000 protestors marched through the city centre. Confrontation backfired. Now the government is finally negotiating with students.

Meanwhile, every night at 8 PM, many Montrealers get out pots and pans and start banging.

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