Viral Video of Quebec ‘Pots and Pans’ Protesters
Protesters in Montreal who oppose the Quebec government’s planned tuition hikes and the new undemocratic Law 78 limiting freedom of expression have been taking to the streets daily and banging pots and pans. Film maker Jérémie Battaglia created a beautiful video, called “Casseroles” set to the music of Quebec band ‘Avec pas d’casque’ that captures the strength of the movement.
The video, posted four days ago, has gone viral with more than 350,000 views so far.
In an interview with CBC’s As It Happens, Battaglia told listeners that Montrealers are going onto the street daily from 8:00pm to 8:15pm with their pots and pans. It is becoming a nightly tradition for many residents, including families, where even young children have the opportunity to have a bit of fun while becoming part of the movement.
Photo credit: Screen capture from video Casseroles by Jeremie Battaglia