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Anarchist accused of tweeting G-20 cops' moves

Elliot Madison was allegedly helping protesters evade the police.

October 04, 2009|Associated Press

NEW YORK — A self-described anarchist from New York City has been accused of sending Twitter messages with the location of police officers so that protesters could evade them during the Group of 20 economic summit in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested Elliot Madison, alleging he used Twitter to direct the movement of protesters and inform them about law enforcement actions at last month's summit.

The New York Post reported the arrest in Saturday editions.

Court papers filed by Madison's attorney say that FBI agents executed a search warrant at the 41-year-old's Queens home. They seized computers, political writings and anarchist literature.

Madison faces charges including hindering prosecution.

His attorney didn't immediately return a call requesting comment Saturday.

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