Occupy Wall Street Protesters Warned of Police Descent By Unlikely Celebrity
Questlove, drummer of the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, warned Occupy Wall Street protesters of the impending police eviction via Twitter.
"Omg, drivin down south st near #ows. Somethin bout to go down yo, swear I counted 1000 riot gear cops bout to pull sneak attack #carefulyall," he tweeted at 11:30 Monday night.
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The drummer — also of the Grammy-winning band, The Roots — is a Twitter celebrity in his own right, with 1.76 million followers. His ominous tweet was retweeted more than 100 times, drawing the attention of protestors, many of whom doubted his message.
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At 12:39 a.m. he reiterated, "ok once again. South St in NYC. blocks from #OWS. saw a GANG (like at least 500+ geared up) standing in line gettin ready for somethin."
As it turned out, police moved in on Zuccotti Park about an hour and 20 minutes after his initial tweet was sent out.