Pots and pans clanged and banged in New Denver in a show of solidarity with Les Casseroles de Montréal.

Casseroles’ clang heard in New Denver

The small parade in New Denver was a show of solidarity with Les Casseroles in Montréal, the movement that started as a student protest.

In one corner of the Hidden Garden Gallery, a small party of New Denver residents quietly unwrapped the pots and pans they had brought with them and took to the streets on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The small parade was a show of solidarity with Les Casseroles in Montréal, the movement that started as a student protest against increased tuition fees, which quickly turned into a demonstration against the current economic inequity in our society and has now bloomed into a much larger statement against measures taken by the government to quell social protest.

Most readers, I’m sure, are well aware of this. But, if folks have been in the back woods or focusing on local news only, the small troupe in New Denver banged their way down the main street for their benefit, to let them know they feel the issues at stake in Montréal are also relevant here in our Kootenay home.