Twitter users had a well-choreographed response when the Dallas Police Department asked the public to use its “snitching” app while anti-police brutality and Black Lives Matter protests erupted throughout the United States.
As people demonstrated in Dallas over the police killing of George Floyd, the department tweeted out a request for “video of illegal activity from the protests,” which could be downloaded to its iWatch app.
In response, Twitter users provided very helpful photos and videos … of their favorite K-pop bands showing off dance moves so good, they should be illegal.
here’s a video, i’ll dm you some more💕pic.twitter.com/VihMsrI81M— sterre ✿ ᵇˡᵐ (@marvelous70s) May 31, 2020
PLEASE WATCH THIS ❗️❗️❗️ ILLEGAL ACTIVITY pic.twitter.com/yK6tAGDRSO— 𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐢 ⁷♡ (@miniaturechim) May 31, 2020
Others called on K-pop fans to flood the Dallas iWatch app with similar videos and photos.
kpop twitter: direct action tactics to keep the police from identifying protesters!— lee hoseok knows acab 🐰 (@leehsk93) May 31, 2020
pigs are using this app to have people send in videos so they can identify those in protests. if we can swarm these pages, they won’t be able to find anything on anyone. how about we put our fancamming into good use and upload so many fancams it floods the app? pic.twitter.com/760nGHwmHZ— lee hoseok knows acab 🐰 (@leehsk93) May 31, 2020
Not long after people on Twitter called on K-pop fans to spam the department’s app with some criminal body...