Patt Morrison for July 13, 2012

Protestors and LAPD clash at downtown L.A.’s Chalk Walk

Nancy Casanova

Police arrest a woman for allegedly writing with chalk on the street in downtown L.A.

The LAPD arrested 17 people last night after altercations between both officers and Occupy LA protesters during Thursday night’s Art Walk near the corner of 5th and Spring in Downtown Los Angeles. Four officers were injured. What prompted this clash? Sidewalk chalk drawings. “Vandalism has always been illegal,” said Mayor Villaraigosa. Given last night’s events, we examine the Occupy movement and the cities response to it.

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What do you think of the cities handling of the Occupiers? Do you think sidewalk chalk drawings are vandalism?

Guest:

Tony Pierce, KPCC’s Online News Editor


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