Chalk graffiti at the Capitol could do permanent damage

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LANSING, Mich. – Protesters Tuesday night in Lansing left behind some potentially damaging graffiti.

The protesters at the State of the State Address left messages in chalk around the state Capitol, like “arrest Snyder” and “water is a human right.”

And while chalk messages on concrete wash off fairly easily, the Capitol building is made of highly porous sandstone, according to John Truscott, who is the Vice Chair of the Michigan State Capitol Commission, which is in charge of maintaining the building.  There is a possibility that the chalk could permanently discolor portions of the stone building.

The chalk can not be removed with water until spring, because refreezing could crack the building.  They are working on it now with air compressors.

The group has asked Michigan State Police to investigate.

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