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Anonymous Million Mask March hits the streets against system

by Tom Kay
Issue No. 2479

Protesting in central London last week

Protesting in central London last week (Pic: ChristiaanTriebert/Flickr)

Thousands of people took to the streets of central London on Thursday of last week to protest against attacks on civil liberties, austerity and inequality.

The Million Mask March defied the Metropolitan Police’s punitive restrictions.

The annual protest was organised by hacker collective Anonymous. It took place in cities around the world.

The march was also against inequality, police surveillance, the refugee crisis and a lack of real democracy. For many people it was their first demo.

Ahead of the march, the cops claimed protesters were planning to cause serious damage to property and to occupy buildings.

Thousands of extra officers were drafted in. They imposed restrictions from four separate pieces of legislation on an area stretching from Leicester Square to Parliament Square to Buckingham Palace.

Protesters voiced their anger against the system and poverty in general but there were also specifics.

Chants ranged from, “David Cameron fucked a pig” to, “Refugees in, Tories Out”.

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Tue 10 Nov 2015, 17:03 GMT
Issue No. 2479
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