STRIKE DOWN REPRESSIVE LAWS, GIRLS SAY
Children March on Capitol Hill
Aladdin Truelove, staff reporter
April 1, 2018
WASHINGTON DC -- Hundreds of schoolgirls are braving springlike conditions here to stage a week-long protest against laws they say are stifling their freedom of expression and right to free association.
The girls complained that laws putting their "adult friends" in prison for giving them hugs and kisses and taking their photos unclothed were unconstitutional.
"I think my legs are pretty. Don't you think so? If I want to show them off, you can't stop me!" said miniskirted 9-year old Lucy from Maryland. Some of the girls wore only bikini bottoms, while others appeared in polka-dotted pajamas.
Demonstrating on the steps of the Capitol, the girls carried signs like "Kiss Me All Over, Lover!" and "Taylor Lautner, be my Bestest Teddy Bear!"
The protest, organized on Facebook by 11-year-old Alice L of Kansas City, MO, was intended "to show that we children are human beings with human rights, needs, and desires. No police or courts can wipe out our feelings, no matter how much they try, and... Hey, your cameraman sure is cute! Over here, gorgeous!"
The girls, aged 5 to 13, earned money selling lemonade in order to get here from as far away as Alaska. The Tooth Fairy was also credited with covering some of the costs.