A small group have taken on the international ‘Vegan Chalk Challenge’, in which participants are encouraged to write and draw colourful messages about the movement to generate debate and support animal welfare. However, both Mr Crowcroft and Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel say they take a dim view of any kind of unsanctioned writing on public property, and have warned people that such acts breach local laws. Originally, some Island vegans had permission to leave their messages in St Andrew’s Park, although Mr Crowcroft said that would not be a permanent arrangement.
He added: ‘Anyone who puts graffiti in a public place can expect to have it removed, and if we catch the people doing it, we will throw the book at them.
‘The simple reason is that the majority of people don’t want St Helier to look like parts of the UK. It just looks really untidy.’
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