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‘The only thing we should be scared of at school are tests.’
As hundreds of thousands of protesters flood city streets around the country for the March For Our Lives, a common thread emerges: These people make damn good signs.
CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted that one of the most common signs at the march was a call for politicians and apathetic onlookers to replace their hollow “thoughts and prayers” with a genuine effort to effect change.
This is one of the most common signs at the NYC march (which is still going on, and on, and on) pic.twitter.com/fkt3VtpFma— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 24, 2018
Other students implored politicians to care more about their own lives than the money they could get from the NRA.
Some protesters lightened the mood with a bit of cheeky (pun intended) wordplay.
In the past month-and-a-half, the Parkland shooting survivors have had to grow up incredibly fast in the public eye. But several young protesters made it clear that they shouldn’t have to fear for their lives at school every day.
Listen to the kids will you! pic.twitter.com/JbBJyD8ERf— Stefan Szymanski (@sszy) March 24, 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior Samantha Mayor marched alongside her mom. Mayor was shot in the knee during the school attack on Feb. 14, and she sported a leg brace during the march. Mayor protested because she almost couldn’t; her mother protested because no parent should ever have to face the horror of knowing their child is in mortal danger.
The Parkland shooting survivors have won the sympathy and support of millions of people across the country. But one protester pointed out that you don’t even need to like kids to support their safety.
Other protesters encouraged gun control advocates to speak with their votes.
Here are a few other of the best signs that were seen.
The teens are really good at the signs pic.twitter.com/c2m3QI98uh— Kira Lerner (@kira_lerner) March 24, 2018
Cool kid. pic.twitter.com/errsnvvDn9— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) March 24, 2018
Protesters both young and old have turned the March For Our Lives into a massive nationwide movement. Signs like these only add to their visibility and momentum.
Bryan Rolli is a reporter who specializes in streaming entertainment. He writes about music and film for Forbes, Billboard, and the Austin American-Statesman. He met Flavor Flav in two separate Las Vegas bowling alleys and still can’t stop talking about it.