“Even handcuffed we ARE changing the world w/ seamless technologies”

This is what an arrested Occupy Wall Street protester twitted from the back of a police van on September 24, a week after the movement started.

On that day, 96 others were arrested. Twitter user @PulseofProtest managed to send 22 tweets describing his two-hour long arrest. Along his tweets: “Denied being read our rights”; “activist in tears b/c she just wants to use the bathroom, been in zipties for maybe 2 hours”; “Multiple officers overseeing us: ‘I’d rather just die today, we’re so sorry for you, can’t believe we’re being ordered to do this”.

Is this a legitimate mean of peaceful subversion or a threat to necessary police control? A purest example of citizen journalism or an excess of information that need not to be known by the public?

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