Today's anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park was quite a moment.
Not only did it give us Jeremy Corbyn's climate-denier brother Piers spouting nonsense about 5G conspiracy theories and how the pandemic is "a pack of lies to brainwash you" and subsequently being arrested, but it may have also spawned one of the best lockdown memes we've seen so far.
It began when journalist Hannah Jane Parkinson tweeted a picture of perhaps the best placard we've seen so far:
i am a free i am not man a number https://t.co/6AqqNuvHaz— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@Hannah Jane Parkinson) 1589637094
Presumably the very angry-looking protester was trying to say "I am a free man, I am not a number", but due to a typographical fail we were left with:
I AM A FREE
I AM NOT MAN
People wasted no time before the jokes started rolling in. Let's take this line by line:
"I am a free" took on a particularly comedic note when said protester ended up getting himself arrested.
While "I am not man" made many wonder if he was trying to make a feminist statement.
Today's gender is "I AM NOT MAN" https://t.co/M6MWgb3KBE— EverGemma (@EverGemma) 1589642383
"A number" was reminiscent of something...
@Fozdike "I am a free, I am not man, a number".....sounds like an enigmatic advert for a shitty french perfume.… https://t.co/gCDLVP91kj— Cuddlemahumph (@Cuddlemahumph) 1589637103
To some, it was poetry.
Others tried to crack the code.
Cracked it. I am a FREE = Free I am not MAN = The opposite of man is a not man - also known as a demon. A NUMBER =… https://t.co/jLzcOzT0iI— (Jack) CJ Stark ☮️ (@(Jack) CJ Stark ☮️) 1589643372
And one person had had enough and just decided to fix the whole thing:
“I AM IDIOT” https://t.co/KRz8ybqKvC— mnrrntt (@mnrrntt) 1589636881