The Resistance

Star Wars: When Politics meets cosplay

Dressing up as a Jedi or Sith serves a higher purpose in these photos from political demonstrations.

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In 2014, "Darth Vader" ran for president of Ukraine.

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He ran under the Internet Party of Ukraine. While the campaign was mostly a publicity stunt, it reached countless people, like this young fan.