The SOPA protest is moving from the Internet to the streets. The NY Tech Meetup community, an organization of more than 20,000 "geeks, investors, entrepreneurs, hackers, etc.," sent out an unprecedented emergency email last week, in which they lit the proverbial geek batsignal:
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The group of tech experts are holding a rally Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET outside the New York City offices of Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. More than 1,500 have already confirmed their attendance on the event page. There's some heavy hitters on the attendance list, including Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.
A smorgasbord of websites are censoring themselves today in protest, but this rally takes the anti-SOPA/PIPA fight offline and onto the streets. If you can't make it to New York (Or Seattle or San Francisco, where simultaneous protests are being planned), but you still want to know what's happening at the protest, you're in luck.
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Mashable will be live tweeting from the scene of the New York City SOPA and PIPA protest. We'll have updates, photos and short videos from the scene as the rally unfolds. Follow along here:
Later this afternoon, look for more video coverage from the scene.
This story originally published on Mashable here.