(ANTIMEDIA) — Following the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, government institutions have moved to enact multiple measures intended to prevent further violence in schools. These measures have included adding more police officers and security, as well as enacting some firearms restrictions.
One of the most unpopular measures, however, has been Stoneman Douglas’ new policy of requiring students to wear clear backpacks (for their safety). The students, many of whom have vocally demanded gun control to a national audience, are none too pleased.
To voice their opposition to what they believe is a violation of their rights, they have started using the backpacks to display memes and protest signs, and one student actually turned his backpack into an aquarium with live fish swimming around in it.
An Instagram page recently cropped up showcasing some of the dissent. Some are political and some are nonsensical but all show students are both shows are neither amused or comforted by the new requirement.
Here are some silly ones:
Others address politics, the transition of schools into prisons, and other serious topics:
One featured a meme from the popular social media page Liberty Memes, which has made a name for itself by calling out police departments’ overreach on social media:
(Here’s the original):
Unsurprisingly, many students used their backpacks to call for gun control:
Fuck the NRA! Comin' straight from the underground A young Student got it bad ‘cause I'm let down And not the other party, so NRA think They have the authority to buy off a majority Fuck that shit, ‘cause I ain't the one For a punk motherfucker with some money and a gun To be bullying on, and laughing at me whole We can go toe-to-toe in the middle of a voting poll Fuckin' with me ‘cause I'm a teenager With a little bit of knowledge – and some flavor Searchin' my bag, lookin' for the gun Thinkin' every student got one You'd rather silence me by the ten Than me and Sanders rollin' in a Benz-o Beat the NRA out of shape And when I'm finished, bring the yellow tape … I tried yo, Original Song: N.W.A – Fuck the Police
As students have expressed their distaste for clear backpacks, many observers commented (also through memes) on the irony of many of them calling for restricting gun rights of otherwise innocent people and, in return, losing their own constitutional rights when they haven’t done anything wrong. This one is also from Liberty Memes:
Regardless of whether or not one agrees with gun control or clear backpacks, however, it’s objectively resourceful to use the school-mandated policy in order to protest it. And also pretty funny.
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