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Legions of K-Pop fans spammed a surveillance tool launched by the Dallas Police Department on Saturday after the department encouraged people to submit “video of illegal activity” from police violence protests there.
Then protests that went around the United States related to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was allegedly killed by a Minneapolis white cop last Monday, Dallas police tweeted an appeal that videos, texts or other tips from protesters are uploaded anonymously to their iWatch app.
But last Sunday was the app temporarily closed down due to “technical difficulties” after hundreds by K-pop fans, it flooded with videos of their favorite Korean pop stars and the app was flooded with one-star reviews on iTunes.
Police had encouraged users to upload photos when the city of Dallas experienced protests related to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. Police arrested more than 70 people in the protest on charges of “instigating riots” and crimes against curfew.
It is unclear if the iWatch app was overwhelmed by traffic after Twitter users mobilized against it or voluntarily dropped down due to the attack of spam videos. Dallas Police did not respond to the request for comment.
California demonstrations have emerged not only in cities known for protest, such as Oakland and Los Angeles, but throughout the state, from Eureka, near the Oregon border, to La Mesa in southern California, from the Santa Cruz coast to the conservative Central Valley fortress. .
In many cities, protesters remember and honored their own lives that were killed or beaten by police. In Oakland, they marched from a square that was renamed during the Occupy protests for Oscar Grant, the 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot in the back while putting handcuffs on the ground by a transit police chief in 2009.