“This experience has gone beyond my own financial loss and has brought me to finally understand why the chalk protest happened in the first place. The government is treated people like dirt and is suppressing our basic rights to be heard. I am now a sympathizer and I am armed with anger. Shame on you LAPD for mistreating the people of our great city - the art walk crowd was shot at with rubber bullets. I don’t know if I want to return to Art Walk after this.
This morning I heard news reports on the way to work. They are completely-fucking-false. Instead of listening to that dribble, watch actual youtube footage and make your own decisions. The LAPD escalated the situation and the people responded, giving the LAPD some sort of twisted permission to crush the crowd of protesters and innocent bystanders alike. Ask yourself if riot gear and rubber bullets were the proper response to a sidewalk chalk demonstration during art walk.”