A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 06, 2023
“404: Democracy not found”

“Error 404: Democracy not found” is a mock computer and anti-government saying that has been printed on many images. The saying has been popularly used in protests all around the world.
     
“404. Democracy not found” was posted on Twitter by Dan on August 15, 2009. “404: democracy not found #debill” was posted on Twitter by Gregory Povey on April 6, 2010. “WANT: 404 :  Democracy not found tshirt” was posted on Twitter by Loz Kaye on April 6, 2010.
 
“Error 404 - DEMOCRACY NOT FOUND #debill /via @epocalypse” was posted on Twitter by Shauny 🏳️‍🌈 on April 7, 2010. “Error 404 - Democracy not found. Don’t bother trying again later #debill” was posted on Twitter by Al Iguana on April 7, 2010. “#Spain ERROR 404 ‘Democracy’ NOT FOUND. #Sortu #abertzale #política #alrojovivo #democrácia” was posted on Twitter by Arkaitz Terrón on March 25, 2011. “Photo: › ‘Error 404: democracy not found’ From yesterday’s demos in Madrid http://tumblr.com/xtg2jxzdlz” was posted on Twitter by BasuraMula on May 16, 2011.
     
“Error 404: Freedom not found” is a related saying.
 
     
Wikipedia: HTTP 404
In computer network communications, the HTTP 404, 404 not found, 404, 404 error, page not found or file not found error message is a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) standard response code, to indicate that the browser was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.
     
Twitter
Dan
@ssmyd
Replying to @ilyanep
@ilyanep 404. Democracy not found.
1:47 AM · Aug 15, 2009
     
Twitter
Gregory Povey
@topfife
404: democracy not found #debill
5:37 PM · Apr 6, 2010
   
Twitter
Emma Persky
@emmapersky
RT @topfife: 404: democracy not found #debill (via @BobMcToot)
5:47 PM · Apr 6, 2010
   
Twitter
Loz Kaye
@LozKaye
WANT: 404 :  Democracy not found tshirt
5:48 PM · Apr 6, 2010
 
Twitter
Jim Ross 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎞
@JimGR
RT @CameronNeylon: ...for a #debill t-shirt there was a great suggestion last night (can’t remember who from) “404 - Democracy Not Found”
3:04 PM · Apr 7, 2010
 
Twitter
Shauny 🏳️‍🌈
@shauny
Error 404 - DEMOCRACY NOT FOUND #debill /via @epocalypse
5:51 PM · Apr 7, 2010
   
Twitter
Al Iguana
@aliguana
Error 404 - Democracy not found. Don’t bother trying again later #debill
6:25 PM · Apr 7, 2010
   
Twitter
Arkaitz Terrón ☭ ♀lı*ıl
@Gudari75
#Spain ERROR 404 “Democracy” NOT FOUND. #Sortu #abertzale #política #alrojovivo #democrácia
5:09 AM · Mar 25, 2011
   
Twitter
Juanjo ‘Vlad’ García
@vnutchkoff
Error 404, Democracy not found. #sortu via @laSrtaPepis
10:48 AM · Mar 25, 2011
   
Twitter
BasuraMula
@BasuraMula
Photo: › “Error 404: democracy not found” From yesterday’s demos in Madrid http://tumblr.com/xtg2jxzdlz
7:56 PM · May 16, 2011
     
Google Groups: prosehos
Tsakthan Daily - 26 Μαΐου 2011 - Το Δέντρο της Ζωής
Thanassis Tsakiris
May 26, 2011, 11:35:12 AM
Tsakthan Daily
26 Μαΐου 2011
Το Δέντρο της Ζωής
Error 404: Democracy Not Found
 
Twitter
Frederic Jacobs
@FredericJacobs
Error 404 : Democracy not found http://owni.fr/files/2011/06/grekrevolution.jpg
5:56 AM · Jun 18, 2011
   
Twitter
Carlos Jiménez
@carloswes
Error 404 democracy not found #19jmani #19Jpamplona http://twitpic.com/5dx3f4
1:29 PM · Jun 19, 2011
   
Twitter
@Anonyops@mstdn.social
@AnonyOps
Error 404: Democracy not found More #ACTA protest signs   http://p.twimg.com/AlX0LsiCIAAHQIc.jpg
(The saying is shown on a protest sign.—ed.)
11:12 AM · Feb 11, 2012
   
Twitter
Kat(er)ina
@K_Pavlidou
Error 404: Democracy Not Found
(The saying is also shown on a protest sign.—ed.)
2:26 PM · Feb 12, 2012
   
Twitter
Maha
@e_mahaa
Error 404..Democracy not found…
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
4:41 AM · May 11, 2012
   
Twitter
Ryan Setiawan
@Ryanstn
Error 404: democracy not found http://9gag.com/gag/5374615?ref=t via @9GAG
(The saying is shown on a protest sign in Portugal.—ed.)
12:53 AM · Sep 17, 2012
   
Twitter
Natalia Jiménez
@Natiejq
Error 404 DEMOCRACY NOT FOUND
(The saying is also shown on a protest sign.—ed.)
9:00 PM · Sep 20, 2012
   
Twitter
Anonymous Belgium
@AnonBelgium
• Error 404 Democracy NOT FOUND ! - 5th November @ Brussels !
(The saying is also shown on a protest sign.—ed.)
6:33 AM · Nov 6, 2012
   
Twitter
Anonymous
@YourAnonNews
“Error 404: Democracy Not Found.” #Anonymous at demo against #INDECT & mass surveillance in Nantes: https://twitpic.com/bk8wll #OpBigBrother
twitpic.com
(The saying is also shown on a protest banner.—ed.)
3:48 PM · Dec 8, 2012
   
Twitter
Mohamed Haleem
@meelah19
SYSTEM ERROR - DEMOCRACY NOT FOUND
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
404 SYSTEM ERROR
Democracy Not Found
5:05 AM · Dec 22, 2012
   
Twitter
Himself
@SoapB
404 error: democracy not found #genius #Grexit
(The saying is also shown on a protest banner.—ed.)
1:36 PM · Jul 11, 2015
 
Twitter
Srinivas BV
@srinivasiyc
Error 404 : Democracy not found.
#TwitterBJPseDarGaya
1:13 PM · Aug 12, 2021
     
Twitter
Erin - 0.05% of Mamamoo Listeners 😅
@Ezza94
I would stumble upon the protestors after leaving lunch. I see a shirt saying ‘error 404 democracy not found’ ...i wonder if he knows the irony.
11:21 PM · Dec 17, 2021
 
Twitter
peachiikim🍑🇺🇦💔
@peachiikim
Error 404 - Democracy not found
(This is also shown on a protest sign.—ed.)
10:24 AM · Mar 3, 2023

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