Hacktivism group Anonymous convenes global Million Mask March

"With our annual Nov. 5th global event known as Million Mask March (in commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day), we have for the last two consecutive years organized 'The Largest World Protest,'" the Anonymous group proclaimed on its website.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   Nov. 6, 2014 at 11:14 AM
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The hactivism group Anonymous organized protests around the world Wednesday, calling them the Million Mask March.

Many protesters donned Guy Fawkes masks, made famous in the film V for Vendetta, and which have become symbolic of the anarchist movement.

"With our annual Nov. 5th global event known as Million Mask March (in commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day), we have for the last two consecutive years organized 'The Largest World Protest,'" the www.millionmaskmarch.com website proclaims.

According to the group's site, protests were held in 481 locations, including Washington, D.C., and London. It is unclear how many demonstrators took part in the protests.

In Washington, protesters convened at the Washington Monument before marching to the White House, where they held a demonstration against police brutality.

Celebrities Russell Brand and Vivienne Westwood joined the London march, which saw violent clashes between protesters and police in Trafalgar Square.

London's Metropolitan Police reported, "Most taking part in Million Mask March were peaceful. There were pockets of violence. 10 arrests, but event passed off without major incident."

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