Sep. 21, 2012 10:17 am

ANONYMOUS: watch global hacktivist group call for City to retract rumored legal action for trespassing cleanup [VIDEO]

The online-based global ‘hacktivist’ community called Anonymous has set its sights on the city’s Redevelopment Authority for allegedly pursuing legal action against a Southwest Philadelphia developer for cleaning up a trash-strewn lot without permission. We think. Watch the video below. In a video posted on the group’s Youtube channel, a single speaker, adorn with that […]

The online-based global ‘hacktivist’ community called Anonymous has set its sights on the city’s Redevelopment Authority for allegedly pursuing legal action against a Southwest Philadelphia developer for cleaning up a trash-strewn lot without permission.

We think. Watch the video below.

In a video posted on the group’s Youtube channel, a single speaker, adorn with that familiar Guy Fawkes mask, robe and backed by familiar creepy music, calls for its members to seek action from the city’s Redevelopment Authority and freshman Councilman Kenyatta Johnson. (Other city officials have blasted the threatened legal action.)

The lot is owned by the RDA and it says the cleanup was a clear act of trespassing. And the developer in question is OCF Realty founder Ori Feibush, who was the man secretly publishing NakedPhilly until he was, well, unmasked. Feibush owns the coffee shop next to the lot and owns properties in a slew of fast developing parts of the city.

As with anything, the case isn’t as clear as one might want it to be, but, if nothing else, it seems this is a silly PR move by the city.

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H/T Patrick Kerkstra and @Philadelinquency

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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