"Anonymous" hacker & US journalist Barrett Brown arrested in UK, after "KILL COPS" protest.
Brown was detained on alleged public order and incitement offences relating to his role at an anti-police protest – seen holding a banner which said: “Kill Cops” and for allegedly overstaying his visa.
The American journalist had been in Britain since last November and had reportedly intended to claim asylum on the basis that he had been persecuted in the US for his work.
Brown had been previously seen as a spokesman for the Anonymous hacking movement – a role he has disputed.
He was arrested by the FBI in 2012 after breaking a series of stories on the expanding roles of private intelligence contractors in the US. Eventually sentenced to 63 months in prison in 2015 on charges including threatening an FBI agent.
The UK police arrested Brown on May 17th in east London. He was interviewed and released on bail the following day but immediately detained by immigration authorities this was reported by t.me/rtintl news website