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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hey Buddy, Can You Spare A Sign?

Posted by on Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Some photos from today's May Day protests. Lots (and lots) more photos to come tomorrow...

  • Kelly O

  • Kelly O










Wait, whaaa?


and lastly, a sign that SPD needs some official turd-herders!


all photos Kelly O


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TheRain 1
Is the "Free Leonard Peltier" sign ironic, or is that actually something people still do?
Posted by TheRain on May 1, 2012 at 10:05 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
Is he free yet?
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 1, 2012 at 11:11 PM · Report this
I love every one of these signs. I don't necessarily agree with each message (or know what the fuck some of them mean), but I love them all.

It's really easy to sit on SLOG and bitch about anarchists, cops, the mayor, etc, but each of these people made an effort to take their message to the streets, which ain't nearly as easy as sitting on SLOG and bitching about anarchists, cops, the mayor, etc.
Posted by DOUG. on May 1, 2012 at 11:38 PM · Report this
The "We Don't Need No Water" sign might be a reference to William Elliott Whitmore's song Mutiny. It's a stretch, but kind of fits the theme.
Posted by lalalie on May 2, 2012 at 4:25 AM · Report this
Estey 5
Great photos, Kelly O! Shame on the band Slut Nips though for their attempt at guerilla marketing during the protest.
Posted by Estey on May 2, 2012 at 7:09 AM · Report this
Is the Fuck Pig sign a protest or a come-on?
Posted by NateMan on May 2, 2012 at 8:55 AM · Report this
Tracy 7
@3 Word!
Posted by Tracy on May 2, 2012 at 9:26 AM · Report this
Fnarf 8
@3, "the streets" is not where "messages" are received and analyzed.
Posted by Fnarf on May 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM · Report this
I love the pic of the young kids with the Argentina and Mexican national team jerseys. Great pic and I know it has nothing to do with the protests, but you would never see that in Mexico or Argentina( bitter rivals) it was nice to see that our children who came here didn't bring the silly rivalries. Sorry I know I'm off topic I just love that image.
Posted by SeMe on May 2, 2012 at 9:34 AM · Report this
im guessing "we don't need no water" is a reference to letting the motherfucker burn.
Posted by peskypoop on May 2, 2012 at 9:47 AM · Report this
DOUG. 11
@8: Keep on typing, brother. Power to the Pixels!
Posted by DOUG. on May 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM · Report this
TheOldProfessor 12
When I was a boy, there was a song that went, "The roof, the roof, the roof is on on fire, WE DON'T NEED NO WATER, let the motherfucker burn"

That's my guess. The sign is suggesting we let an unspecified motherfucker burn.

The song also had "clap your hands everybody, and everybody clap your hands," and "somebody screeeeam!" and all those other 80s hip-hop cliches, but I don't think the sign is referencing those parts.
Posted by TheOldProfessor on May 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM · Report this
"turd-herder" FTW!
photo #2, the guy standing next to the young girl with sign looks like a cop!
Posted by downtownkitty on May 2, 2012 at 7:27 PM · Report this

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