Winnipeg protesters bang pots and pans in support of striking Quebec students
Published Friday, June 1, 2012 6:53AM CST
More than 200 Winnipeggers took to downtown streets Thursday night, banging pots and pans to support Quebec students protesting tuition increases.
Called Casserole Night, it's a movement that started in South America. Thursday's demonstration was the second in as many days in Winnipeg.
"It's something everyone can do," said protester Melina Placentile. "You don't have to be musical, you can just grab whatever is around you and it's a chance to be out in the streets. They can raise a pot and pan and be part of something."
Events like this are happening across Canada, to show solidarity towards the students who are also protesting a bill which bans unauthorized public assemblies and curtails the right to protest.
Winnipeg protesters bang pots and pans as part of Casserole Night.