Here’s A Friendly Reminder That Guy Fawkes Masks Are Made In Factories In Developing Nations

Also, the image is owned by Time Warner.

1. These photos were taken inside a factory in São Gonçalo, Brazil, in July. These Guy Fawkes masks are made in factories like this all over the world.

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2. In recent years, the Guy Fawkes mask has been among the most popular masks to wear during protests.

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3. On Tuesday, hacktivist group Anonymous plans to hold The Million Mask March, a global protest taking place in cities around the world.

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4. Anonymous members wear the mask as a reference to Alan Moore’s V For Vendetta, which features a masked vigilante fighting a totalitarian government while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.

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5. The march also lines up with Guy Fawkes Day (also called Bonfire Night) on Nov. 5, which commemorates the day Guy Fawkes and a group of English Catholics who tried and failed to blow up British Parliament in 1605.

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6. Because of the film adaptation of V For Vendetta, Time Warner owns the image and profits from sales of the mask.

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7. The masks are one of the top-selling items on Amazon.

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