Forum Post: 2nd Annual Chalk the Police National Day of Action & Chalking Contest! Monday, October 1st, 2012!
Posted 3 years ago on Sept. 12, 2012, 6 p.m. EST by darrenlobo
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Attention all chalkers, organizers, and lovers of artful dissent! It’s that time of year again to open up the buckets of chalk and find the nearest location of state repression (aka police stations, courthouses, jails) or other public property such as sidewalks, parks or public plazas at the 2nd Annual Chalk the Police Day.
During the 1st Annual Chalk the Police Day, we had videos and photos from small groups and large groups of chalkers in cities such as Phoenix and Keene, NH.
Over the past year, many chalkers have been detained, harassed arrested, and jailed by authorities across this country. From the Chalking 8 in Manchester to the Chalk Walk Police Riots in LA, chalking continues to be seen as a threat to status quo and despite the temporary nature of chalk, police and local authorities continue to crack down on our right to free expression.
chalkupy oakland 300x222 2nd Annual Chalk the Police National Day of Action & Chalking Contest! Monday, October 1st, 2012!We must not remain silent! We have the right to chalk and the right to hold our local police accountable for their actions. If you agree, please organize a chalking event in your area on Monday, October 1st. Please feel free to make this event your own and bring signs, fliers, maybe some music and snacks – and of course, lots of chalk to share with your local chalking group. We encourage organizers to host their event on the date of action, Monday October 1st but recognize that some individuals or groups may want to host an event the weekend before due to time or weather constraints.