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The Morning GIF: Double DNC

Code Pink catches a few eyes at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.


Lorraine Murphy


Posted on Sep 3, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 11:48 am CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

National Geographic and TED photographer Kris Krug of Galiano Island, British Columbia, is on location snapping shots of the wildlife on the grounds of the upcoming Democratic National Convention, and he has agreed to send us his photojournalism in GIF form. The delegates have yet to arrive, but there’s already plenty of newsworthiness onsite.

“Today we ‘Marched on Wall Street South’ in Charlotte,” he explained on Facebook. “About 1000 people walked through the Uptown streets raising their voices for peace, justice & equality.”

Among the more notable happenings in the Wall Street South march was the arrest of a protester for wearing a scarf over her face; according to the police, it constitutes a mask, and wearing a mask is now illegal in Charlotte. And just like that, there goes Halloween in North Carolina.

But our intrepid photographer’s wandering eye was arrested by this image, sure to catch the attention of most males and not a few females, and certainly any of the bankers present. This protest sign, by the feminist activist group Code Pink, plays on gender stereotyping, taking back the visual power of boobage, and this GIF is all the more memorable for the particular anthropomorphic billows and eddies it captures.

Will it change the world? Well, maybe, maybe not, but it’s a long way from an old man yelling at a chair.

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*First Published: Sep 3, 2012, 8:24 am CDT