He hath challenged the Almighty State and thus he must be punished!!
Luckily in the west we did not see major governments acting too much like angry kids knocking everything over. YET.
Some moves by the government and forces in power are getting more blunt as time goes by. Regulation to search homes and house, spy on people, record their data and store it and more.
I believe the Internet scares most governments. Not all of them are so bold about it like Turkey trying to shut down Twitter and other social networks. But many would like to hamper every effort of citizen getting organized.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")