On July 12, 2012, around 8:30pm, Chalk Walk participants make an announcement, via a “Mic Check” or the “Human Mic”, to tell other chalk walkers that they can disperse if they want. Some Chalk Walk participants point out the police “paddy wagon” and plastic handcuffs despite the small group remained peaceful throughout Downtown LA Art Walk.
Around 8:40pm, we get word that the LAPD has called in back up from the Olympic Division which did make much sense since everything was so peaceful and they only arrested about 5 people so far for chalking. And we were planning to disperse at 9pm to attend a fundraiser.
Ustream footage caputred live, the video is very blurry and choppy but the audio works and some images are clearly seen. This activity happens in between the 5th & 6th arrests of the night.