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Pots and Pans Revolution

    In Quebec they do things a bit differently. If you are not happy with your government, get your pots and pans and bang out your discontent. There are many reports of broken wooden spoons left discarded in the streets from vigorous protest. Local kitchen supply chain store, Ares, is not complaining. Banging is good for business, The bigger the pot and pan is, the better. Now that’s getting a bang for your buck.

    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. (source)

    Tony M.