8 January 2013

Les Casseroles

Les Casseroles

I love this image by illustrator Matt Forsythe. It nicely captures the spirit of the protests in Montréal last May. As The Globe and Mail notes:

“Those clanging pots, known as les casseroles, were initially seen as just another tactic, but a remarkable thing happened: Ordinary citizens armed only with kitchenware took back their streets from rock-throwers and riot police. They also pushed student and government leaders back to the negotiating table with fresh hope the conflict might end.”

You can download a high resolution version of the image from Matt’s website.

Here’s a nice video of les casseroles in action.