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Legions of K-Pop fans classified a surveillance tool, launched by the Dallas Police Department on Saturday, as spam after the department encouraged people to submit “illegal activity videos” of police violence protests there.
While rioting raged in the United States related to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was allegedly killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis last Monday, the Dallas Police Department tweeted a call to anonymously upload videos, texts or other tips from demonstrators to the iWatch app.
But until Sunday the app was temporarily closed down because of “technical difficulties” Hundreds K-pop fans flooded it with videos of their favorite Korean pop stars, and the app was flooded with one-star ratings on iTunes.
Police had encouraged users to upload footage when the city of Dallas witnessed protests related to the George Floyd murder in Minnesota. police arrested More than 70 people protested for “riot” and violations of curfews.
It is unclear whether the iWatch app was overwhelmed by data traffic after the mobilization of Twitter users or was voluntarily shut down due to the onslaught of spam videos. The Dallas police did not respond to requests for comments.
Demonstrations in California have taken place not only in Protestant cities like 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 stronghold of the Central Valley.
In many cities, demonstrators remembered and honored their own lives that were killed or mistreated by the police. In Oakland, they marched from a place that was renamed during the Occupy protests for Oscar Grant, the 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot in the back when he was handcuffed to the ground in 2009 by a transit police officer.