Via The Globe and Mail: Quebec protests adopt a Latin flavour. Excerpt:
On the streets of Montreal these days, protesters have replaced placards with soup pots. And they’re pounding them with wooden spoons in a cacophonous revolt heard across the city.
Riots and police clashes may have grabbed headlines, but another scene has played itself out in Montreal this week. Parents, grandmothers, students and children have been pouring out of homes at dinnertime and descending into the street in a noisy ruckus.
They’ve borrowed from a form of protest in Latin America that involves banging on pots and pans to express dissent. There, they call it a cacerolazo. In Quebec, just call it another front in an unending season of protest.
The report goes on to mention the origins of the cacerolazo under earlier Chilean governments, but says nothing about the current student protests in Chile.