Saying he was collecting material for an art project, the 31-year-old visual artist sneaked into a vault at a notorious private, run-for-profit university and quietly removed tuition contracts. Fried Potatoes โ€“ whose real name is Francisco Tapia โ€“ then burned the documents, rendering it nearly impossible for the Universidad del Mar to call in its debt โ€“ which he claimed was worth as much as $500m (ยฃ297m). โ€œItโ€™s over. You are all free of debt.โ€

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@platypus this is the kind of protest we need. Real protest for real change.

@platypus Wow, $500m! That must have been almost 1000 students worth of dept! ;p

@platypus Interesting to know that even in 2014, it's possible to 'get rid of the evidence' by burning it. I guess the university didn't think of archiving the documents digitally.

@platypus theyโ€™re not the hero we deserve,,, but the hero we need

@platypus This is the kind of unsanctioned records disposition I can get behind

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