Tweet, pedal, Tweet – Crime fighter takes to the street during riot

On Monday, after the riots had spread from London to his hometown of Bristol, Piers started the Twitter feed @BristolRiots and took to the streets on his bicycle (a fixed-gear, naturally). His mission was simple: He and his friends would ride around town and tweet quick bursts of accurate information about the riots. Within 24 hours of his first tweet, he’d accumulated more than 3,000 followers and was helping police, firefighters, and other Bristol residents restore calm to the community.

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