I have been at many political events...rallies, protests, civil disobedience events, and so on and so on.
I would just like to acknowledge the best signs I have ever seen. At a gay pride rally about 17, 18 years ago I saw these two people dressed in full clown suits and one had a sign that said "Ho-Mo, Ho-Mom, Proud to be the mother of a gay clown" and the other sign said, "Jesters for Justice."
Oh, those were the days back in the eightys! Back when it was still really transgressive to be gay and a whole new lesbian identity was forming post- Holly Near and pre-Tribe 8 and at a gay pride rally you could see a mother and son dressed up as "Jesters for Justice" with no irony.