Chalk-upy UC Irvine !!!

On Wednesday, during protests against fee increases and cuts to pensions at UCSF, police arrested, beat, and peppersprayed students protesting nonviolently. At one point, a cop from UCI – Officer Jared Kemper – drew his handgun and aimed it at students. At the same time, here at UCI, 5 students were detained for chalking political messages, about the fee increases and police violence earlier that day.  

The next day, Berkeley students were cited by police for posting fliers in designated posting areas, because they showed the officer pointing his gun at the camera. Friday, Berkeley students were followed around campus by Alameda County sheriffs as they chalked against the fee increases and repression of chalking, and called for Kemper’s termination.

Chalking is not vandalism, it is free speech, and we can’t allow our administration and their police to suppress and repress free speech.

We will be passing out chalk to students to let them make their voices heard. You don’t have to write anything political – just saying what you want to say can be subversive.

CHALK IS FREE SPEECH!
END REPRESSION OF STUDENT PROTEST!
FIRE OFFICER KEMPER!
STUDENT RIGHTS CANNOT BE ERASED!

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  1. […] some of the most prominent activists on the Irvine campus. This after allowing an abusive policing campaign of activists and violations of their rights to freedom of speech, and after having met publicly earlier in the year with students and workers whose concerns you […]

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