We don’t think we have ever seen a protest quite like this one. Instead of standing in a sea of humans holding up a sign for hours on end, this protester simply painted their message onto a banner and fixed it on the top of the store it was protesting for.
This was part of a Reclaim Brixton anti-gentrification campaign to preserve the stores that are located under some of Brixton, South London’s railway arches. Some people just love their fish and chips so much that they would do something like this to save them. Now that is true commitment.
It is a bit rich (no pun intended) that the United States of America would claim itself to be the Land of the Free. This photo was taken during a protesters’ march in Hong Kong on their way to the US consulate. And let’s face it. In America, nothing is free. You have to pay for pretty much everything.
Hotdogs are not going to grow off trees. People are not just going to hand over some Air Force Ones for nothing. Heck, even healthcare costs an arm and a leg. So you can understand this guy’s frustration just a little bit more.
And You Actually Went?
People who go to protests want other people to go, too. And since those other people might not be interested or might have families to take care of or jobs to go to, sometimes a few lies are mixed in with the truth.
This sign tells us that one of those lies was that famous pop star Justin Bieber was supposed to be in attendance, or maybe even performing! Sadly, The Biebs was no to be found. Yet this man had a sign prepped and ready to go! Maybe the other side read “I <3 Justin Bieber.” Still, he looks like he's having a good time.
That's Where Malcom Is
The middle class is all of us, really. The common folk. The ones who go to work, come back to our families, try to have a social life, and generally live our average life and be left in peace. We aren't loaded with enough cash to get involved in tax fraud and we aren't the dregs of society who might resort to immoral deeds just to make ends meet.
So why would anyone come at us so hard that we need saving? Only the person holding this sign has the answers. Sadly, this isn't Hogwarts, so their picture can't speak and give us answers.
Silence Is Golden
There are a few catchphrases that you can attribute to this protest sign. The first that comes to mind is definitely “silence is golden.” The second one is most certainly “either say something nice or say nothing at all.” This is definitely the spirit that this woman used to make her protest sign.
She was marching on the Sacramento state capital with another woman in order to fight for women’s civil rights and reproductive health rights. And she’s got a point. We think it’s better to keep your mouth shut than spew words of hatred and prejudice. It’s just common sense.