Cardboard flagpoles? NYC anon needs help... The protest laws in this city are categorically insane- all pretty much instituted by Michael Bloomberg to thwart antiwar demonstrators and protestors at the '04 GOP convention. To list them all here would be TL;DR, to the core- so let me cut to the chase... In NYC, we can't carry signs on sticks- even if said sticks are a quarter-inch in diameter, and made of balsawood. Such sticks are considered "weapons." Needless to say, this reduces visibility, and all but eliminates the use of flags at NYC Anon demos. I've done google searches, and have met with no success in finding a source of affordable cardboard tubes in the size range needed (1-1.5 inch diameter, 4-6 foot length.) Does anyone have an idea of where to find such tubes?