Tens of thousands of activists disguised as Guy Fawkes are expected to the flood streets of over 671 cities as the Anonymous-led Million Mask March sweeps the globe. The hacktivist group and its followers will protest censorship, corruption, war, poverty, austerity and increased state surveillance.
As RT reports:
For the fourth year in a row the “Anonymous army,” as the group likes to call its activists, will rise up and take part in rallies and protests from Sydney to Los Angeles and Johannesburg to London.
Hiding their faces behind stylized ‘Anonymous’ masks popularized by the “V for Vendetta” movie, they will come forward to make their voices heard.
The Million Mask March is also about letting “various governments” know that “the free flow of information” will never be stopped.
“We now face a dilemma unfamiliar to any previous human civilization, we face this dilemma not simply as a community, nor a nation; rather collectively as a planet. We have something no previous generation has ever had, the internet,” Anonymous said in its 2015 promo video for the Million Mask March below.
Social media has been their major megaphone calling on people to unite in a global move. Anonymous started trends on Twitter such as #MMM, #MMM2015, #MillionMaskMarch, and #Nov5th that are now full of slogans and pictures.
Thursday’s demonstration is expected to focus on proposals to increase powers of the security services. It will come a day after the government is due to publish legislation seen as a revived snooper’s charter. Under the plans, internet companies will be required to store details of every website visited by their customers for 12 months.
The organizers of the demonstration have urged supporters to descend on London in response to the “abuses and malpractice” of the government and the “profit and greed of the few”.
In a Facebook posting, they urged followers to gather at Trafalgar Square from 6pm. It said: “We have seen the abuses and malpractice of this government, and governments before it, we have seen the encroaching destruction of many civil liberties we hold dear, we have seen the pushes to make the internet yet another part of the surveillance state, we have seen the government’s disregard for migrants, for the poor, the elderly and the disabled, we have seen the capital, profit and greed of the few put before the well-being of the many and we say enough is enough.”
Just like last year, London expects one of the most massive marches on its streets. According to the demonstration’s page on Facebook, 18,000 people are going to join the Anonymous-inspired march.
“The government and the 1% have played their hand, now it is time to play ours,” a Facebook statement reads.
Meanwhile in Washington, the Million Mask March is expected to be attended by 25,000 people, according to Facebook’s number of “going” at the time of publication.
Activists plan to meet by the Washington monument not far from the Capitol building and march towards the White House. They are going to be protesting a wide range of issues, including “Police brutality,” the “2nd amendment,” and “MAJOR corruption in every government,” to name a few, while rallying for “FREEDOM!”
Similar marches are expected in New York, Philadelphia, Texas, Florida, California, and several other states.
In Germany, people in Berlin and Dusseldorf have been invited to peaceful Million Mask Marches “for peace, freedom and justice.”
“It is no longer just about the freedom on the internet, no, no, no, it’s about the freedom of the human race! Let us work together for freedom, justice and brotherhood by protesting!” a statement translated from German says
Here are a few tweets from Anonymous as well:
Here is Anonymous’ Facebook event if you’d like to participate as well:
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P.S. This is what needs to be done to fight this tyrannic government. I never was into politics, but I had to get into politics because every single thing the government was doing affected my life in a terrible way. With so much corruption going on, it’s been getting difficult for me to be able to afford living, or at least living the way I thought i would be. Nevertheless the good lord is right by my side, and helping me along the way, and that’s all I need. But as I’ve stated before, people please watch your government and know what they are doing, because the things they do just might affect you in some way. Nevertheless, stay safe everyone, and God bless!