As a result of the LAPD’s violent crackdown on chalk artwork by Occupy supporters, people around the United States are making their mark on the streets. Boston, Austin, New York, and Chicago are just a few of the cities experiencing a “Chalk-upy” craze.
Obviously, it’s just getting to be too much for police to contain, and their heavy-handed response (comprising around 140 officers with rubber bullets, riot gear and “sponge-cannons”) has simply emboldened the protesters. There’s even a Chalkupy page on Facebook.
Below are a few Chalkupy images from around the nation:
- Oakland chalk
- Silence makes you complicit
- Riot last night
- Chalking Chase Bank in Austin
- Chalkers in Seattle
- Chalking Wells Fargo in Austin