The Million Mask March, where anti-establishment protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks take to the streets in hundreds of cities around the world, has been described as “the largest world protest,” at least according to its own website.
The UK Anonymous website describes the march on Parliament as a “protest against austerity … the infringement of our rights … mass surveillance … war crimes … corrupt politicians.”
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.
The 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.
London anticipates one of the most massive marches on its streets. According to their page on Facebook, 18,000 people are going to join the Anonymous-inspired march.
In Washington, the Million Mask March is expected to be attended by 25,000 people, according to those who selected “going” on Facebook at the time of publication.
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.”
This year’s dress code for London’s Million Mask March calls for “white judicial wigs, black robes & Anonymous masks for Order of Public Court.”