City Officials Order Children to Stop Drawing on Sidewalks

Sidewalk Drawings
Sidewalk Drawings

Are they innocent children expressing their creativity, or evil graffiti artists vandalizing public property? Members of the Whitehorse, Australia city council have declared them the latter, and have ordered all children to stop making colored chalk drawings on the sidewalk outside family-friendly White's Cafe.

According to Sally White, a council officer told her that the drawings, made by her children and the children of patrons, are considered graffiti and have to stop. It seems someone had filed a complaint about the drawings, which, according to White, are mostly stick figures, scribbles, fish or pirates.