In an attempt to enforce last night's Governor Nixon-imposed curfew, the Missouri Highway Patrol fired tear gas into a crowd of protestors last night, then told reporters that they had only fired smoke bombs, backtracked, admitted that it was tear gas, and ultimately arrested seven protestors. Also, a guy was shot.
Before Barrett Brown, before the high-profile arrests, Anonymous was genuinely a sort of shadowy hacktivist collective. With OpFerguson, the group's protest against the brutal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, they've really pared back down to what they should do best: faceless disobedience.
They're Back. Anonymous has launched a full-frontal assault on the Israeli government's web presence over recent events in Gaza. It's alleged that the attacks escalated after the death of Tayeb Abu Shehada, 22, a Palestinian protestor shot wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. Here's the running tally of downed sites: