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.
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."
Most taking part in #MillionMaskMarch were peaceful. There were pockets of violence. 10 arrests, but event passed off without major incident— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 6, 2014