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Here Are Some of the Best Signs From the March for Our Lives Demonstrations

A protest sign reads, "Am I next?"
A student from Baltimore holds a protest sign during the March for Our Lives rally in Washington on Saturday.
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Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to support the teenagers pushing for stricter gun control laws in March for Our Lives protests across the country. The protests were originally called for by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 people last month. Many protesters who took part in the approximately 800 demonstrations around the world went armed with clever, poignant, funny, and even heartbreaking signs. “Am I next?” asked Annika Finzel, 10, in a sign she held up in Washington. “I don’t want to be!”

Here are some of the other best signs from the protests.

A sign reads, "Teachers will stand up to gunmen but Congress won't stand up to the NRA."
Pflugerville, Texas.
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A little girl hoists a placard reading, "Don't protect guns protect us."
Washington.
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A woman hoists a poster reading, "The only thing easier to buy in the U.S. than a gun is the president."
Washington.
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A woman holds a sign reading, "Arm teachers with resources not guns."
Pflugerville, Texas.
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A sign reads, "Guns are the death of U.S."
Los Angeles.
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A child holds a sign in which the words thoughts & prayers have been crossed out. Below that reads, "Action."
Berlin.
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A pink sign reads, "NRA, sashay away."
Washington.
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A young woman holds up a sign that reads, "School is [crossed out] was my safe place."
Philadelphia.
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A young girl holds a Dr. Seuss-inspired sign reading, "Oh the places I deserve to go."
Philadelphia.
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A young man holds a sign reading, "My right to life > a gun."
Washington.
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Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the Today’s Papers column from 2006 to 2009.