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Twitter appeals ruling in NYC protester's case

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has appealed a New York court order to turn over three months of an Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets to prosecutors.

The appeal was filed Monday. San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. says the tweets should be entitled to constitutional privacy protections, since they are no longer publicly accessible.

The Manhattan district attorney's office declined to comment. The DA's office has said the tweets can't be covered by privacy protections because Harris sent them publicly, though they're no longer visible.

Harris was among more than 700 people arrested during an Occupy march on the Brooklyn Bridge last October. They were accused of disregarding police orders to stay out of the bridge roadway.

Prosecutors said the tweets might contradict Harris' argument that he thought protesters were allowed to go there.

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