Roundup: 5 Images of Protest

By: Diy maven Jan 18, 2012

Man Being Arrested Protesting at the Democratic National Convention Photographic Print

In solidarity with SOPA and PIPA protesters today, I thought I'd round up some classic images of protest. These black and white photographs couldn't have much better composition if they had been planned. As it was, they weren't. That spontaneity adds to their story. (All prints are available in a variety of sizes and prices, as well as on stretched canvas, at All Posters.) 

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The image pictured above of a man being arrested is from the LIFE archives. It was captured at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Here, ministers and other ride a bus to protest against segregated transportation:

Ministers and Others Riding a Bus to Protest Against Segregated Transportation Photographic Print

These two police officers look on during a hospital strikers' protest march.

African American and Caucasian Cops on Duty During Hospital Strikers' Protest March Photographic Print

This excellent shot was taken during a rail strike. 

Rail Strike an Overcrowded Tram Photographic Print 

Not exactly sure what's going on here, but it certainly has an interesting narrative.

Protesters Sit in Bath Tubs and Read the Satirical Newspaper

 

 

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Interesting shots Maven.

I can understand that something needs to be done to stop piracy, but this bill isn't it. I certainly hope the black out today helps everyday people call or write their congressmen and let them know how we feel and to remind them government control is not what America is all about.

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