Anonymous movement protests on Guy Fawkes night

Nov 05, 2012
Anonymous supporters wearing Guy Fawkes masks gather in Trafalgar Square before the start of a protest march towards Britain's Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. The protest was held on November 5, to coincide with the failed 1605 gunpowder plot to blow up the House of Lords. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

(AP)—Several hundred protesters wearing masks have gathered outside the British Parliament to mark Guy Fawkes night.

The protesters Monday were supporters of Anonymous, a loosely-organized movement of cyber rebels and .

Anonymous draws much of its iconography from the story of Fawkes, and the anti-hero's ghostly white mask is a staple of the online movement's demonstrations.

Anonymous supporters wearing Guy Fawkes masks gather in Trafalgar Square before the start of a protest march towards Britain's Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. The protest was held on November 5, to coincide with the failed 1605 gunpowder plot to blow up the House of Lords. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The date of the latest protest, Nov. 5, coincides with that of Fawkes' failed 1605 gunpowder plot to blow up the House of Lords.

There were fireworks and bonfires throughout much of England to mark the anniversary.

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1 / 5 (1) Nov 06, 2012
Is not England a bizarre place--not only has it invaded 9 out of ten of the world's countries but unlike anywhere else its National day of celebration is not gaining independence (usually from the UK) but a plot to get rid of its democracy.

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