Signs reading There’s one solution: Revolution.
Protesters are dismantling barricades and throwing them at officers.
Protesters are rallying outside the Houses of Parliament in London to protest global corporations and government corruption. The “Million Mask March” called for by Anonymous is famed for featuring demonstrators wearing Guy Fawkes masks, adopted by the collective from the V for Vendetta novel.
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Protesters have been felling the metal barriers on their journey and they lay scattered across London’s streets and the protesters move.
One protester read out a rap as he marched, bemoaning “fat cats” and lies about Weapons of Mass Destruction.
“We know the uprisings you choose to incite, and that’s why we stand, and that’s why we fight,” he finished.
Clashes have broken out in London, with some demonstrators picking up the metal barriers to use as a weapon against the police, and police meeting the attempts with baton attacks. One or two traffic cones have been hurled into the crowds of law enforcement officials.
Things have become more heated between protesters and police; the sound of breaking glass is audible and a couple of police officers have resorted to picking up the metal barriers separating them from the crowds to use as protection.
“Would you like to live in a military state?” one protester demands to know.
Some angry altercations with police have taken place. However, there have been no direct violent conflicts between police and protesters, despite one policeman claiming that several protesters wanted to attack him. TV personality Russell Brand turned up to insist the protest remained peaceful.
London protesters have moved to Parliament Square, shouting: “Whose streets? Our streets!” and calling for revolution.
Protesters at Trafalgar Square in London set off fires.
Rome has joined the Million Mask March
Hundreds of masked people are marching in Quezon City, the Philippines as Million Mask March supporters are moving toward the country’s National Assembly, the Batasang Pambansa.
A message has been relayed from police to the protesters, requesting that fireworks aren’t set off in the midst of the rally. However, some people have still sporadically been launching them into the sky. People can also be heard shouting “free Palestine!”
Other areas which have seen high turnout today have been Gothenburg and Central Hong Kong.
Hundreds have gathered in central London’s Trafalgar Square as the protest gets underway. Watch Ruptly’s live feed here.
“We’ve seen a few dozen people come out here in front of the Brandenburg Gate,” said RT’s Peter Oliver in Berlin. “This is just a small contingent of what’s going on around the globe”.
“We are here to save the world. Because no one wants a new world war in Europe,” one masked hacktivist told him.
Police have been bringing in riot shields to deal with the protest at US Capitol.
Police are bringing in riot shields at US Capitol.
The DC march saw a brief altercation with police at the FBI building.
The march progressed to the Capitol. As protester walked, it was being live-streamed by a participant. What was likely a troll told the amateur cameraman that CNN was showing the footage. “Anything you want to say to the mainstream media?” the protester asked his fellow protesters. “F*** you” they replied.
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