Thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets today in over 670 cities across the world wearing Guy Fawkes masks, as part of the anti-establishment Million Mask March.
The march, organised by Anonymous, the “hacktivist” group linked to cyber-attacks against governments, multi-national corporations such as Visa, the Church of Scientology and the BNP, is expected to be the group’s largest since the so-called, “Anonymous Army” began its rallies four years ago.
According the march’s London Facebook page, the protests are an attack against the “encroaching destruction of many civil liberties”, the creation of a “surveillance state” and the “government’s disregard for migrants, for the poor, the elderly and the Disabled”.
— Anonymous Guatemala (@An0nymousGT) November 5, 2015
The group have used the Guy Fawkes mask, made famous by the film and graphic novel V for Vendetta, since 2008 as a symbol of their anonymity and are infamous for using social media as a tool to vocalise their agenda.