Anti-fascists say police post mugshots on Twitter to 'intimidate and silence'

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Doxing arrested protesters has become common, and can have lasting consequences even after the charges are dropped

Michelle Higgins was protesting a high-profile police killing in St Louis when the officers grabbed her.

The activist’s arrest for “failure to disperse” on 15 September 2017 wasn’t the only punishment she faced for marching. When she was released a day later, she learned that the police department had posted her name, age and address on Twitter, alongside 32 others arrested during the chaotic demonstrations sparked by the acquittal of an officer.

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