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.


Anonymous Operations

@YourAnonCentral

CROWD STAYING PUT DESPITE HEAVY POLICE PRESSURE. #Anonymous HOLDS CENTRE GROUND l Via @arbolioto #MMM #London #Nov5th

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Anonymous Operations

@YourAnonCentral

The homies in #London are doin it big #millionmaskmarch #Anonymous l #Nov5th

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Anon412Pa

@Anonymous412Pa

RT @AnonQC: Great pic from tonight #MillionMaskMarch in Canada, this one coming from from #LdnOnt via @occupyLdnOnt

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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:

Was Russell Brand @rustyrockets really at #MillionMaskMarch? Where you? http://t.co/QTe0a74cQZ pic. via @Hevallo

— Carmen Fishwick (@carmenfishwick)

Carmen Fishwick

@carmenfishwick

Was Russell Brand @rustyrockets really at #MillionMaskMarch? Where you? http://t.co/QTe0a74cQZ pic. via @Hevallo

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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.

RT @TheAnonReporter: #Canada at the moment! - . Let's not get arrested ladies and gents. #Anonymous l #Nov5th l #Mill…

— clint rigsby (@clintrigsby)

clint rigsby

@clintrigsby

RT @TheAnonReporter: #Canada at the moment! - . Let’s not get arrested ladies and gents. #Anonymous l #Nov5th l #Mill…

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RT @PMbeers: They are staying all night at the LAPD Headquarters. Send Pizza and water.

— Anon412Pa (@Anonymous412Pa)

Anon412Pa

@Anonymous412Pa

RT @PMbeers: They are staying all night at the LAPD Headquarters. Send Pizza and water.

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Many pointed out the lack of mainstream media coverage during the protests:

400 cities, 150 countries. 0 media coverage. But if Miley Cyrus makes a sex tape shiiiiiiieeet #MMM #Anonymous

— BigToe (@Victoahh)

BigToe

@Victoahh

400 cities, 150 countries. 0 media coverage. But if Miley Cyrus makes a sex tape shiiiiiiieeet #MMM #Anonymous

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Currently streets of London are under heavy DDoS attack by Anonymous. Sold media is silence/down.

— #MillionMaskMarch ★ (@RedHackEditor)

#MillionMaskMarch ★

@RedHackEditor

Currently streets of London are under heavy DDoS attack by Anonymous. Sold media is silence/down.

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Mainstream media doesn't post true revolutionary sht, NYT, Gaurdian ect were posting anonymous videos like a bat out of hell.

— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous)

Ferrari Sheppard

@stopbeingfamous

Mainstream media doesn’t post true revolutionary sht, NYT, Gaurdian ect were posting anonymous videos like a bat out of hell.

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Any of the Big Ten Media outfits reporting on #Anonymous #MillionMaskMarch ?

— Gabriella Coleman (@BiellaColeman)

Gabriella Coleman

@BiellaColeman

Any of the Big Ten Media outfits reporting on #Anonymous #MillionMaskMarch ?

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One of tonight's #newsnight topics should be whether main stream media has any place in a social media world #Anonymous #MillionMaskMarch

— Rev. Paul Farnhill (@RevPaulCA)

Rev. Paul Farnhill

@RevPaulCA

One of tonight’s #newsnight topics should be whether main stream media has any place in a social media world #Anonymous #MillionMaskMarch

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There were 11 arrests in London, with many reports of other arrests happening in the U.S., especially outside The White House:

Parliament Square is shut is it on the news ;-) #Anonymous #London #MillionMaskMarch #Nov5th #OpVendetta

— Anonymous Operations (@YourAnonCentral)

Anonymous Operations

@YourAnonCentral

Parliament Square is shut is it on the news ;-) #Anonymous #London #MillionMaskMarch
#Nov5th
#OpVendetta

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Arrests reported at #MillionMaskMarch in Washington DC http://t.co/9rvDP564PT

— RT (@RT_com)

RT

@RT_com

Arrests reported at #MillionMaskMarch in Washington DC http://t.co/9rvDP564PT

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RT @OGPAKI: ANONYMOUS MEMBER ARRESTED FOR HANDING OUT MALWARE LEAFLETS. PLEASE RUN ANTI-MALWARE.

— Angel (@BrokenAngel182)

Angel

@BrokenAngel182

RT @OGPAKI: ANONYMOUS MEMBER ARRESTED FOR HANDING OUT MALWARE LEAFLETS. PLEASE RUN ANTI-MALWARE.

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Arrest undeway at White House #MillionMaskMarch #Anonymous #Nov5th -- via @tatzanx

— Anonymous (@AnonOpsLegion)

Anonymous

@AnonOpsLegion

Arrest undeway at White House #MillionMaskMarch #Anonymous #Nov5th — via @tatzanx

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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.”

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