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The best signs from Montreal's climate march

What’s a protest without a good placard to get your point across? The Montreal climate march had no shortage of visual aids — here are a few of them.

Placards depicting memes, burning planets, the Simpsons, MAGA references win this unofficial contest

Lauriane Martel, Adèle Duquette and Holly Fortin, shown here with the signs they made for the march, were among the thousands who gathered at the foot of Mount Royal in Montreal Friday. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)

What's a protest without a good placard to get your point across?

It seems like everyone in Montreal is taking part in the climate march Friday — hundreds of thousands of people are making their way through the downtown area — and there is no shortage of visual aids accompanying the marchers.

These are a few of the best ones.


All this sign is missing to reach peak Montreal is a reference to orange cones. (Elysha Enos/CBC)


Three signs, three winners. The one on the left is a little crass, but we'll give him a pass. (Elias Abboud/CBC)


Mohawks Teiakotetshennoron Stacey, left, and Gary Stacey came from Kahnawake to participate in the march. (Jessica Deer/CBC)


Minimum effort, maximum entertainment. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)


Cydney Rimok, left, and Caitlyn Selinsky pose with their sign. Cydney is marching because of "the fact that we really do need to make a change about the climate, because we're in danger." (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)


Strong meme game. (Marilla Steuter-Martin/CBC)


Anaïs Ouimet, holding the poster, is a Grade 10 student at Mont-Saint-Louis high school in Montreal. Her poster is based on a meme, but you knew that, right? (Maya Lach-Aidelbaum/CBC)


"Nothing's going to change if we don't do anything, right?" asked Kelly Fritz, at the march with her granddaughters Olivia and Lily. (Matt D'Amours/CBC)


Maya Jonkov, 16, said she doesn't want to promote violence, but people need to realize that climate change is real. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)


Eight-year-old Camille Jodoin wants to make sure Montreal winters are here to stay. (Jill English/CBC)


Émile, 11, with a, er, nod to the U.S. president and Greta. (Elias Abboud/CBC)


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