Last Tuesday evening in London, an Anonymous protest joined thousands of people in the streets, many wearing the now infamous Guy Fawkes mask, to protest against austerity cuts. The event was part of a MillionMaskMarch with similar protests being held in cities around the world as a commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day (the 1605 failed assassin who tried to blow up the English parliament has become the symbol of the group). The official facebook page of MillionMaskMarch promoted the protest calling for Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Pirate Party, and Occupy to “defend humanity”. Having already publicly stated that a revolution is needed, comedian Russell Brand was spotted at the protest, also wearing the mask.
A common message was spread: “Remember who your enemies are: Billionaires who own banks and corporations who corrupt politicians who enslave the people in injustice”.