Tens of thousands of activists are expected to the flood streets of over 671 cities as the annual Anonymous-led Million Mask March sweeps the globe today.
The hacktivist group and its followers will be protesting against austerity, increased state surveillance, worldwide government corruption, war and police brutality.
The organisers of the demonstration urged supporters to descend on London in response to the “abuses and malpractice” of the government and the “profit and greed of the few”.
Scotland Yard have said they are going to deploy thousands of extra police officers on Bonfire night as they fear that the protests will turn to anarchy on the streets of London.
RT reports: 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.
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.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) November 2, 2015
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.
This year’s dress code for the London’s Million Mask March calls for “white judicial wigs, black robes & Anonymous masks for Order of Public Court.”
— WikiLeaks (@SheriffSands) October 24, 2015
Activists will start gathering by the Ecuadorian Embassy “to free Robin Hood [Julian Assange]” at 9 am.
— The WikiLeaks Forum (@wikileaks_forum) August 20, 2015