Time for a change of pace.
This is out of left-field, I know, but wanted to share off some images that I took while at the March for Our Lives march in Washington, D.C., which took place on Saturday, March 24, 2018. I don’t really have a dog in this whole debate over guns, but it’s always interesting to be in the middle of a huge demonstration or crowd, whether it’s this, an inauguration, or the Rally to Restore Sanity.
Plus, it’s nice to see how creative people can be with their signs. With that said, let’s have a look-see at some.
This woman here, with her Schoolhouse Rock sign, she drew a lot of eyes with hers.
As did this guy. I in particular am a big fan of The Magic School Bus, so to see a darker take on it was…odd, but not in a bad way.
The Schoolhouse Rock sign did have a list on the back of it. I can’t recall it if it was the number of shootings or particular victims, but it was lengthy.
Do schools carry magazines anymore?
Well, hard to argue with that. They are impressive.
Kid had this sign, complete with one of those pink pussy hats.
A lot of Spongebob related signs. Seriously, I’m amazed how often Spongebob-related memes, or just Spongebob in genera end up as inspiration for protest signs.
Interesting choice of words there.But, as you can see, right next to her…
There you go, one of the Spongebob memes becomes the inspiration for a poster. There were several of these, not merely at the march in D.C., but at similar protests as well.
There were a number of doctors and medical personnel at the protest, not just to participate, but there were a few times that folks in the crowd passed out and required medical attention. And turns out that the crowd had several people with medical experience.
This was common, too: participants from other nations commenting on how gun control is addressed elsewhere compared to the States.
Now this was afterward at the White House, as a good number of the folks at the march on Pennsylvania Ave made their way to the White House to make a statement there as well.
So it’s an ongoing thing.
This was another noteworthy sign that got a lot of attention, drawing a correlation gun violence and women’s issues.
Putting it plainly.
A compilation of signs placed on the fences outside the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art.
There were a lot of signs like this as well, that guns have more rights than vaginas do. Make of that what you will.
It’s apparently not hard to buy a politician compared to a gun.
Another example here of a sign that got a lot of attention, mostly because of how young the kid is that’s holding it.
Seems some women of Kentucky aren’t too fond of Mitch McConnell.
A regularly circulated Onion headline that makes its way into the news each time mass shootings occur.
Poster of Donald Trump praying to the NRA.
Politicians doing bloody business with the NRA.
Teachers are not soldiers, according to this one.
This was when the demonstration was more or less over when the crowd started to splinter off in every direction. Though some still continued towards the stage, even though the event had ended.
So again, not posting this to participate in the debate or conversation, but more just to showcase off how creative folks can be when it comes to making their voice heard.