This question is in regard to the difference between the verb mount and stage in a particular sense of them. I would like to ask whether there is any difference in between these two following phrases.
mount a protest: e.g. The workers mounted a protest against the proposed changes in their contracts.
stage a protest: e.g. The workers staged a protest against the proposed changes in their contracts.
If there seems to be any difference, for instance, as in the actual point in time the protest begins, may I ask you to explain them?