40 Best Protest Signs Of 2012

SOPA, Pussy Riot, NATO, and Chick-fil-A. Many great protest signs were raised in 2012.

1. SOPA/PIPA tech activists in New York:

Mario Tama / Getty Images
ID: 716452

2. Protesters outside a Coalition for Marriage conference in England:

Matt Cardy / Getty Images
ID: 716505

3. An anti-fracking demonstration in front of the EPA headquarters:

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
ID: 718654

4. Calling for peace in the Middle East:

ID: 718555

5. Celebrating the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street:

Mario Tama / Getty Images
ID: 718697

6. Seen on someone’s drive to work:

ID: 718782

7. “I didn’t come from your rib, you came from my uterus” at Slutwalk São Paolo:

ID: 718940

8. Westboro Baptist Church protest on the same night as a football game:

ID: 718957

9. A student rally in London:

ID: 718952

10. Protesters beside a Chick-fil-A food truck:

Robert Macpherson / Getty Images
ID: 719017

11. A student protest in Montreal:

ID: 719075

12. Occupy Wall Street in Manhattan’s Union Square:

ID: 731985

13. An anti–Westboro Church protest:

ID: 719095

14. Anti-nuclear demonstrations in Tokyo:

Yuriko Nakao / Reuters
ID: 738839

15. Medical marijuana protest in Oakland:

ID: 732932

16. Taken in San Francisco:

ID: 732009

17. Tegan & Sara for Under The Radar magazine’s Protest Auction:

ID: 733050

18. “Save the Humans” at a pro-life protest in Uruguay:

Matilde Campodonico / AP
ID: 742637

19. A pro-choice sign at an anti–40 Days for Life rally:

ID: 733195

20. Protests against NATO in Chicago:

James Fassinger
ID: 747184

21. In response to Mitt Romney’s comments on Big Bird:

ID: 733231

22. Anti-nuclear protest in solidarity with Fukushima:

ID: 733372

23. Anti-SOPA/PIPA demonstration in January:

ID: 733428

24. Protests against San Francisco’s nudity ban:

Robert Galbraith / Reuters
ID: 738147

25. “Off to Narnia, I’d rather be governed by a lion,” seen in Spain:

ID: 733082

26. Wal-Mart strike in Los Angeles:

Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters
ID: 738151

27. Pussy Riot supporters in New York:

Lucas Jackson / Reuters
ID: 738305

28. Protesters at the NATO Summit in Chicago:

Scott Olson / Getty Images
ID: 738336

29. Occupy L.A. in August:

Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images
ID: 738309

30. May Day in New York:

Spencer Platt / Getty Images
ID: 732960

31. NATO Summit:

Joshua Lott / Getty Images
ID: 738335

32. CNN Republican presidential debate in January:

ID: 742505

33. The ubiquitous “Free Pussy Riot” sign in London:

Dan Kitwood / Getty Images
ID: 738800

34. A nationwide demonstration against the sale of public assets in New Zealand:

Simon Watts / Getty Images
ID: 738828

35. Long Beach, New York, after Hurricane Sandy:

Bruce Bennett / Getty Images
ID: 742543

36. A demonstration outside of the Goldman Sachs headquarters:

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
ID: 738809

37. Occupy Denver:

ID: 738419

38. New Yorkers calling for peace in the Middle East:

ID: 718769

39. NATO Summit in Chicago:

Scott Olson / Getty Images
ID: 738340

40. And the worst burn of all…

Chicago Teachers Union protests, September 2012

ID: 738863

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