Chalk Against Austerity

“Is chalking vandalism?

It is according to UC Davis policy – “”Chalking is not permitted on campus,”” states rule 7 of Campus Posting Guidelines.

A peaceful student protest across the Memorial Union patio raised controversy as campus officials notified police of chalking activities Thursday afternoon, which later grew into a heated debate on free expression vs campus policy. No arrests were made; however, several names were taken down for SJA referral and a possible future investigation.

The October 20th Chalk for Austerity was organized as an effort to raise awareness of Occupy Davis as well as the upcoming Day of Action rally against tuition hikes. Various students and community members came out to contribute colorful messages promoting the defense of public education and rallying against austerity and privatization.

Do you think the school’s actions were justified? Let us hear your opinions

Category: 2011, Campus Life

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