A protest doesn’t require a big turnout to go viral… if the protest happens to be a gang of bicycle-riding youths with more attitude than Sean Spicer at a press conference.
That’s what we took from the meteoric rise to internet fame of the #717BikeLife kids, who took Twitter by storm posing on their bikes outside of a Donald Trump rally with a handmade sign reading: “Fuck Trump.”
The group of five young local boys were riding their bikes around the Harrisburg, PA complex where POTUS held his rally on Saturday, in honor of his 100th day in office — and in protest of the (nasty!) White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
BuzzFeed News reporter Michael Blackmon spotted the quintet of pedaling protesters outside the complex, and tweeted a pic of them complete with the hashtag of their choosing:
.@BuzzFeedNews These boys said they came down to the rally to protest Trump. They were also adamant about me hashtagging this photo #717BikeLife. pic.twitter.com/UO2XId6lXr
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) April 29, 2017
Well, the #717BikeLife gang seemed to resonate with the rest of the internet — as the image quickly turned into the latest meme, representing the no-shit-taking middle schoolers in all of us.
See what people are saying about the now-viral image (below)!
#717BikeLife this looks just like The Sandlot but instead of playing baseball they’re protesting a regime of bigotry and unqualified power pic.twitter.com/omcq4oe3Xl
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Discount Chris Pratt (@thelollcano) April 30, 2017
Dear @Netflix, @hulu, @amazon, @HBO, @Showtime, @STARZ, @FXNetworks, @AMC_TV, and the rest of TV: Someone please make #717BikeLife a show. https://t.co/K4hdcgvv6f
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) May 1, 2017
They’re protesting Trump at a TRUMP rally. If only 1% of us were half as fearless and motivated and badass as these kids.
In a world of lost hope, these five kids have reminded us to NEVER. STOP. PEDALING. FOR. JUSTICE!
[Image via Michael Blackmon/Twitter.]