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The art of protest: Placards go from street to gallery – News, Art – The Independent

Protest signs, March 2011

The banners ranged from crude political slogans to a witty depiction of George Osborne as Edward Scissorhands.

But the creators of the placards carried on last March’s demonstration against spending cuts are being urged to come forward so that their works can be presented as a major work of art. Arts students at Goldsmiths college, University of London, have produced an exhibition incorporating hundreds of placards discarded by the 500,000 people who attended the “March For The Alternative” across the capital.

via The art of protest: Placards go from street to gallery – News, Art – The Independent.

Strange Random Protest Quote:

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel (Romanian-born American Writer. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986. b.1928)

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