Ashland Woman Fined Over Sidewalk Chalk

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – An Ashland woman was ordered to pay nearly $500 for her role in a Medford demonstration that involved temporary sidewalk chalk.

The Mail Tribune reports a Jackson County judge sided with a Medford Municipal Court ruling last week, ruling that $493.04 was a reasonable amount for Teresa Safay to pay for cleaning up spray chalk outside former Congressman Greg Walden’s office.

A ruling filed Feb. 26 shows Safay was among demonstrators who gathered outside Walden’s office in 2019 and wrote messages in chalk urging Walden to vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump.

Safay was later cited for “defacing streets or sidewalks.

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