99 Percent Luftballons: Inflatable Protest Signs

Balloons with a message, from Zuccotti Park to Zimbabwe.

Thanksgiving Day means big-ass cartoon characters and corporate mascots floating down the streets of Manhattan as part of the annual Macy's parade. But if you're sick of seeing Dora and Sonic and Ronald McDonald balloons, you might enjoy this collection of inflatables with a message. From unionized rats and bed bugs to fat cats and anti-autocratic blimps, these balloons may be full of air, but they've got something to say.

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