Sidewalk chalk and the art of civil disobedience

Q. How many cops does it take to arrest a guy armed only with a few pieces of sidewalk chalk?

A. Watch this and see:

I wonder how long his chalked logos lasted, who saw, and what message they took away from it all. I also wonder if the bank’s manager saw this video and what s/he makes of it.

Doesn’t it seem kind of heavy-handed to go out and threaten a sidewalk chalker with arrest? Doesn’t it seem a bit ridiculous to have him arrested when you could just dash a bucket of water over it after he’s gone? Are the banks really so threatened by a witty saying written in chalk on the sidewalk — a public area which they don’t, in fact, own — in front of their doors?

Thanks to Corey for that video!

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