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Signposts from the Women's March — angry, ironic and sometimes really funny

Signposts from the Women's March — angry, ironic and sometimes really funny
Phinehas Hogue, 4, and Dexter Hewson, 6, hold signs at the Women's March in L.A. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Tweets are fine, but you can't hold up a tweet for your fellow marchers to see. Same goes for videos, blog posts and selfies.

That explains why thousands of people marching Saturday grabbed cardboard, colored paper and markers to make their feelings known.

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Here are signs across the country. Let's start with the kids:

SEXUAL ASSAULT

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This year's march takes place at a time when women are speaking out about sexual harassment and abuse more than ever. The global #MeToo movement was a galvanizing force at many of the rallies.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Trump administration policies concerning science and the environment — not to mention climate change, oil drilling and coal — are another favorite target.

A marcher in New York was one of many with signs with environmental themes.
A marcher in New York was one of many with signs with environmental themes. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

IMMIGRATION

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In the midst of the first partial government shutdown in five years, protesters—even those on four legs— drew attention to President Trump's policies over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program that protects young immigrants in the country illegally from deportation.

CIVIL RIGHTS

Some protesters are recalling past civil rights battles — and suggesting more to come. Organizers of the marches across the country are focusing on registering voters and encouraging those already registered to go to the polls in this year's midterm elections.

Big crowds took to the streets of New York.
Big crowds took to the streets of New York. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
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