Friday, July 13, 2012

Chalk Walk Riot in LA

From the Los Angeles Times, June 13, 2012:

Los Angeles police arrested 19 people after several hours of clashes with protesters during downtown L.A.'s popular monthly ArtWalk event, authorities said...

The melee appeared to have stemmed from a sidewalk-chalk drawing demonstration, witnesses said...
A woman who identified herself as part of Occupy L.A. said protesters attended the ArtWalk with the intention of showing support for people previously arrested for chalking on the sidewalk. A Facebook event advertised the planned demonstration, apparently named "Chalk Walk."

A melee? Arrested for chalking in the sidewalk? WTH?