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 – whose real name is Francisco Tapia – then burned the documents, rendering it nearly impossible for the Universidad del Mar to call in its debt – which he claimed was worth as much as $500m (£297m). “It’s over. You are all free of debt.”
This is an older article but I'd never heard of this action before
@platypus Holy shit. 😲
@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.
Mr. Robot is REAL 😮
@platypus they’re not the hero we deserve,,, but the hero we need
Sounds familiar.. Mr. Robot?
@akash since it was 2014, I wonder if they ripped it from the headlines.
@platypus This is the kind of unsanctioned records disposition I can get behind
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