Brazilians demonstrated in the Santa Marta slum against their country's military overspending by covering a war tank with bread, hence the display's name "Bread Not Bombs." Who knew the P in PB&J stood for protest?
In the Siberian city of Barnaul, even small dolls take to the streets to decry government corruption. Well, as Sun Tzu once said, "To defeat toys of war, send in the toys of toys." He didn't actually say that.
3. Is That a Pencil in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Protesting?
In 2011, students protesting in Bogota, Colombia were met with fierce opposition from police. This resourceful student attempts to use a common classroom utensil to erase the authorities. If only we still used quills to write, he could have tickled them away.
These half-naked humans got wrapped up in meat packaging trays for a PETA stunt back in 2011. The protest attracted a lot of attention, much of which probably came from cannibals who were happy to have most of the tough work already taken care of.
In Caracas, Venezuela experimental art majors protested military crackdowns by dressing up as an army men playset. Oppressing authorities, take heed: do not walk around this area barefoot. You do not want to step on one of these.
One of the most iconic and recognizable stills from the Vietnam War era, this protestor threaded flowers down the barrels of those ominous rifles. If only these guns were allergic to pollen, and had to take the day off.
One of the many protests held during the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, this particular demonstration incorporates already standing NYC street art. The bull represents America's corporate greed, the supine the oppressed, and the Santa hat in the far left probably symbolizes the country's growing acceptance of Santa hats.
11. Sometimes You Feel Like Google Is Watching you
Fracking is a process by which natural gas captured in shale rock is accessed using high-powered fluid injections — which is understood to be very dangerous. It is not to be confused with a word that sounds very similar, which is not suitable for print. But here's a hint: bedrock. Bed. Rock.
This form of social protest, the rolezhino, takes place in Brazilian malls. Some say the demonstrations aim to discomfort privileged, upper-class white Brazilians into recognizing the country's pervasive inequalities. It's hard enough finding your way around a mall with your eyes open: imagine having to do it with a sheer blindfold on?
This protest banner in Jordan illustrates the damaging effects of our dependence on oil. If you're planning on attending a demonstration, consider using an electric vehicle, public transportation, a bicycle, or your feet.