(SPOT.ph) At last count, 136 drug dealers were killed in just 11 days, and some were said to be "murdered" by "unidentified hitmen." They lie dead on the roads with faces covered in duct tape and bodies with cardboard signs that either say "Pusher ako" or "Drug lord ako." As the numbers increase, more and more concerned citizens become alarmed at the summary executions. Even the youth is calling on the government and human rights groups to stop the extrajudicial killings before things get out of hand.
Hope Swann, professor at De La Salle University, is credited for starting the #CardboardJustice movement. Like the people allegedly involved in the drug trade who have been killed, she wore a sign that says "We could all be pushers" and posted it on her social media pages.
Rian Simon Cabatingan Magtaan, a poet from artist-activist group KM64, followed suit. "Mananatiling huwad ang human rights na ito kung ang mismong sistema ng lipunan ay hindi nagbabago. Hangga’t patuloy na lumalaki ang agwat ng mahirap at mayaman, hinding-hindi natin malilirip ang inaasam na pagbabago. Ikaw man ay isang presidente o kriminal. Lahat dapat tayo ay pantay-pantay rito," he posted with a photo of him wearing the cardboard sign "Lahat tayo posibleng drug pushers. All lives matter. #BatasHindiBala"
It wasn't long before digital artists took to Photoshop and drawing tablets to create contributions to the movement. Israel Bobadilla came up with a funny but true illustration.
Eunice Gatdula of Huhsmile created artwork referencing the latest app trend, Pokemon Go.
Rob Cham made a GIF where the cardboard sign bears the phrase "wag tularan" after identifications like "kurakot," "pusher," "nanay," "tatay," and even "basta."
The Ambula page posted an illustration of a whole family making their own cardboard signs.