LAPD Clashes With Protesters Over Sidewalk Chalk Drawings

Apparently the Chalk Walk demonstration held as part of the LA Artwalk was viewed as a threat by authorities. NowPublic writes:

The LAPD takes sidewalk chalk very seriously. Seriously enough to send 140 riot police to forcibly stop an Occupy LA group from drawing on the sidewalk during LA Artwalk.

“They were vandalizing the sidewalk and privately owned buildings writing in chalk. The city attorney – this is something they prosecute. It is a misdemeanor and sometimes it can be a felony,” the LAPD’s Norma Eisenman told KPCC.

19 people were arrested after the police attacked the Chalk Walk demonstration with batons, rubber bullets, and tear gas.

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  • Anarchy Pony

    HOLY SHIT! CHALK! This make the Haymarket Affair look like kids’ games. Oh wait…

  • rus Archer

    boohoo
    why not do something that matters for once?

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    maybe we could pretend this is happening in Syria
    then NATO and the US could intervene on behalf of the protestors
    maybe even her highness Hill could say a good word or two ion their behalf

  • zombieslapper

    Ever heard of water, pigs? Chalk washes the fuck right off. These thugs make me sick.