adj. Against the use of chalk, particularly to write political or protest messages on a sidewalk or other outdoor surface.
Also Seen As
Members of Free Keen and Stop Free Keene are being interviewed by a national news crew about their ongoing "Chalk War" and "Robin Hooding". They drew pictures for the cameras, but they were removed just minutes later by anti-chalk factions.
—Derrick J, “Justin Paquette Swipes at Derrick J's Camera,” YouTube, June 17, 2014
The NSW Parliament has this month proposed a new law outlawing graffiti on NSW sidewalks. And while this makes hopscotch technically illegal, apparently the Police will have discretion. … Is it a coincidence that the new anti-chalk laws are proposed a month or two after [the] AAA aggressive election campaign to get more funding?
—Laurel Papworth, “Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP,”, October 06, 2013
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with the student journamalists of the Iowa State Daily, that fine press organ (*snckkk, "organ!"*) which gave us an inspired anti-chalk editorial and some very earnest tsk-tsking about Bruce Springsteen using the rock and the roll to campaign for that Obama fellow.
2009 (earliest)
According to a posted policy, the university does not allow chalking of sidewalks and buildings, a witness testified. … Snider, in the courtroom, said that the university may grant exceptions to the anti-chalk rule for groups that seek permission.
—“Judge rejects charge against PSU activist,” The Law Office of Andrew Shubin, March 11, 2009