We’re not entirely sure what this dreadlocked lady was protesting about at this event. When you’re mentioning sage in your protest sign, it’s difficult to work out what all of the fuss is about. What we do know is that the protest took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2020.
But seeing that she’s making a peace sign, we imagine that she is something of a pacifist and is against the concept of war. For safety reasons, we need to blur out one of the words in the sign. But you can imagine what the word was, and we think that’s good enough.
The Struggle's Real
Truth be told, there are some downsides to protests. Of course, the good thing about them is that you are standing up for what you believe in. And if it’s for a noble cause, then even better. But there are some practical cons.
For example, you may need to stand in the blistering cold for hours on end just to make a point. Or, like this young lady, you may need to hold up a sign for a very long time. She even made a point about this with her actual sign. She does, however, look pretty happy at that moment, so we can’t take her too seriously.
Jabs at Fellow Sign-Holders
There's a slice of the population that thinks people who show up at each and every protest with a sign-of-the-day might need to spend a little more time – or maybe a little less time – putting all of their thoughts onto a sign.
If your system of beliefs can even FIT on a sign, this sign says, then maybe you should try and come up with something a little deeper. Of course, this sign might be in response to the sign right behind it, which mentions its holder's love of turtles. You can think of a more interesting reptile than that.
Protests are, as the name should tell you, a way for people to let their displeasure be known. Sometimes you just have to grab a sign and get the conversation going with a pithy saying. The person in this picture wants to let her displeasure be known.
However, this person has a personality that doesn't lend itself to big displays, so a little sign will have to do. Here's another protest classic that can show up at any kind of gathering you want to add yourself to. You can even use it to talk about the weather. In fact, that might be why this person is holding it.
Nice Guys Finish Last
This photo was taken at a protest in London back in 2014. A whopping 90,000 people turned up to the TUC General Anti-Austerity and British Needs a Pay Rise march. And despite what the protest was actually about, this guy had other things on his mind. He was more concerned with the general way people were behaving in his country.
He’s seriously worried that there are no nice people around anymore. And regardless of where you live, sometimes it can feel that way, depending on the day. We’re sure, though, that his mind was changed when he walked around with like-minded people that day.