20+ of the Most Clever and Powerful Signs at the Global March for Our Lives

On February 14, 2018, tragedy struck at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida as a school shooter took the lives of 17 innocent people. From this harrowing event, the student survivors were motivated by their intense grief and frustration over the country’s inability to deal with gun violence. Through the Never Again movement, the teens organized a massive March for Our Lives rally that, while centered in Washington D.C., featured satellite demonstrations around the world. Saturday, March 24 saw hundreds of thousands of people protest gun violence and demand sensible gun control legislation.

In Washington D.C., it was estimated that 800,000 people attended the rally—one of the largest in the city’s history. Young people gave impassioned speeches and made a big push to register new voters as part of a long-term strategy to finally change the current U.S. gun laws. “The 18-to-25 [age] demographic, they had a 1-in-5 voter turnout [rate] for the last election,” Cameron Kasky, a Stoneman Douglas student explained. “That’s embarrassing. If we can get more people our age voting, the steam will just pick up. Our politicians won’t be able to run away from the future.”

We’ll have to wait until the midterm elections in November 2018 to see how the tides have changed. Until then, marchers at the rallies amplified their voices with clever and powerful protest signs—some exposing the harsh realities of being a student today while others used pop culture to make their point. See a selection of the best signs, below.

On Saturday, March 24, people from around the world gathered to protest gun violence at the March for Our Lives rally.

Led by the Never Again movement, teen school shooting survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida organized speakers and a massive push to register new voters.

People also amplified their voices through powerful and clever protest signs.

Here's a look at the incredible turnout:

People left their discarded signs in front of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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