Most of the country disagreed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. When the decision was announced, protests erupted across New Jersey.
Even before the decision, teenagers were also voicing their opinions. A student clash occurred in May during what was believed to be a peaceful protest at Hunterdon Central Regional Secondary School.
Add to the disappointment a family that lives in Clark on Valley Road. They launched their own unusual protest using… a dinosaur.
This photo says almost everything. A large dinosaur skeleton that adorns the front lawn has an added sign: SCOTUS Will You Bring Me Back Next?
Involving the decision to rescind federal protection of a woman’s right to choose is an epic step backwards in the wrong direction.
This dinosaur sentry stands above his stubborn sign on the busy road. Who’s going to argue with this intimidating man?
The backstory, however, is deeper. The protest sign is new but the skeleton is not. I don’t know the people who live there but I have walked past this property for many years and I can tell you that this dinosaur has been there for a very long time.
I don’t know why he is there. I wondered if a paleontologist lives at the house. Or just a dinosaur fan. Or maybe another meaning.
In any case, during the holidays they will playfully place a Santa Claus hat on his head. I feel like I saw bunny ears on it at Easter. And sometimes, if the disaffected mood is right, it can be used to express how wildly they think SCOTUS behaved.
This is the first time I remember seeing it used for a serious demonstration. There was also a rainbow banner on the door telling how they must have felt since Judge Clarence Thomas indicated he wanted to come after the same-sex marriage.
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