11 Arrested In London During Worldwide "Anonymous" Protest
Protestors took to the streets of London on Bonfire Night as part of the worldwide Million Mask March.
Last night in London, hundreds of protestors wearing the Guy Fawkes mask associated with the Anonymous movement took to Parliament and Buckingham Palace to protest austerity cuts, state surveillance, and corruption.
During the Million Mask March, clashes between the protestors and the police took place, and there have reportedly been 11 arrests. A fire was also started by the Victoria Memorial, near the gates of Buckingham Palace.
Russell Brand was spotted in the crowd, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas had tweeted to say that she was also involved in the protest.
Some of the protestors in London even laid down in front of buses, while others appeared to provoke the police (NSFW language):
Here's a photo of Russell Brand at the protests:
The protest was part of a worldwide Anonymous protest, with similar events taking place in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan, as well as cities such as Rio de Janerio, Dublin, and Warsaw.
Many pointed out the lack of mainstream media coverage during the protests:
There were 11 arrests in London, with many reports of other arrests happening in the U.S., especially outside The White House:
A Facebook page for the protests called for its supporters to "defend humanity," adding:
"Remember who your enemies are: Billionaires who own banks and corporations who corrupt politicians who enslave the people in injustice."