There was a huge contingent of drummers, all dressed in red, and it in turn was backed up by red-bedecked popular neighborhood assembly banners and an enormous three-dimensional fabric red square (on loan, I’m nearly certain, from the École de la Montagne Rouge [School of the Red Mountain] art collective — and the whole brilliant-red group was part of the ever-larger and also extremely red rolling wave of popular neighborhood assemblies and casseroles that started way north of downtown about two hours early and fused with each other as they met at multiple appointed intersections to then continue on together, ever larger and ever louder.
The casseroles in Montreal gain sharp momentum again after the 100th consecutive night, and one demonstration is met with violence not by the police, but a rogue civilian.
Queer & feminista! Anticapitalista!
The queer pink bloc march exhibits a fierce defiance against the police in Montreal.
What’s that over there?
Oh, it’s a little red flag.
In Montreal, little red squares begin to catch your eye seemingly everywhere you look.
“They say that us students are violent. Sometimes a window might get broken, but that’s not violence. It’s the police who are violent. They just get more violent. All we want is a better world. That’s what we’re fighting for.”
A student discusses his thoughts on the protests, explaining his use of the red square in his artwork.
From our latest out of Montreal, The Universal Language: “Fuck the Police.” Read the full story here.
Six points of view of the first five minutes Wednesday night’s casseroles march in NYC: Almost immediately after the march left Washington Square park, the police brutally began arresting some of the more active casseroles marchers. Here, a few witnesses put their thoughts together in a mosaic recounting the march’s beginning.
This one of many posts on Occupied Stories recounting events on June 6th, in which cities all over the world marched in solidarity with protests in Quebec. You may read an arrestee’s account of the march here, and a longer account on the progression of the march here. A story recounting jail support in Chicago may be found here.
Occupied Stories asks: are you following #Manifencours in Quebec?
If so, why are you interested in the protests/marches? How do they inspire you? How do you learn from them?