cacerolazo
 n.— «Pot-banging is sort of an institution in Latin America. Except for Cubans, Latin Americans all do it. Known as cacerolazo (from the word ‘casserole’) it’s a way of protesting a very oppressive or very corrupt political leader by banging on pots and pans. Usually, it’s housewives who do it, and it has a very powerful effect. It symbolically says that things have gotten so bad that even housewives in their kitchens are upset.» —“Dark days for Venezuela” by A.M. Mora y Leon VCrisis.com (Venezuela) Dec. 13, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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