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6 November 2015 - Million Mask March in London

Publié par Marion Coste le 11/06/2015

Million Mask march: scores arrested after clashes between police and protesters

Damien Gayle and Chris Johnston (The Guardian)

At least 50 protesters were arrested at the Million Mask march in central London on Thursday night, including two for assaulting police officers, after protesters threw missiles and set off fireworks and flares. The Metropolitan police said three officers were taken to hospital after being injured, while some protesters were treated for bloody injuries and given first aid at the scene.
What started off as a peaceful protest descended into violence when activists clashed with officers. A police car was set alight and its windscreen smashed near Green Park as thousands of anti-capitalist campaigners flowed past the capital’s landmarks wearing the trademark Guido masks of the Anonymous hacking group.
Three men were arrested before the march began after a police search turned up knives, smoke and paint grenades, gas canisters and lock picks. The three men, aged 38, 55 and 50, were held at a central London police station on suspicion of being in possession of offensive weapons.

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"One Solution: Revolution"

Million Mask March Demonstrators Clash With London Police
Michele Gorman (Newsweek)
At least three people were arrested Thursday in London as thousands of protesters gathered around the city for the global anti-capitalist movement known as the Million Mask March.
The online hacking group Anonymous claims to be mobilizing protesters in more than 600 cities worldwide to march against government corruption and police brutality. The movement, which also is identified with the Occupy protests and WikiLeaks, has been staging demonstrations on November 5 for the past three years.
By the early evening hours in London, police had gathered in riot vans and began making arrests for public order offenses. At least three men are being held in a central London police station for allegedly possessing knives, gas canisters, lock picks and paint grenades in Trafalgar Square, The Guardian reported.

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Million Mask 'March' erupts in violent police confrontations
Alastair Good (The Telegraph)
The protest started out calmly with a few thousand people gathered in Trafalgar Square, most wearing masks, but chatting freely with police liaison officers who were handing out leaflets advising those taking part that the route for their march was restricted with static points at Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square and a protest corridor along Whitehall.
Sometime after six pm a small group started to head down Whitehall with the rest of the people gathered in Trafalgar Square following on behind. When they got to Parliament Square some of the protesters broke off and headed down a side street, in contravention of the restrictions.
Police soon formed a line across the street and faced down the angry protesters. A few hundred protesters surged against the police line and were pushed back with fights breaking out as officers tried to hold the line. There were moments when it seemed the police line would break but officers responded to the pressing crowd with batons, hitting those at the front to force them back.
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Million Mask March London 2015
(The Huffington Post)
Trouble has broken out at the Million Mask March, with protesters throwing missiles and setting off fireworks and flares in central London. A police car was set alight and its windscreen smashed near Green Park as thousands of anti-capitalist campaigners flowed past the capital's landmarks wearing the trademark Guido masks synonymous with the Anonymous hacking group. What started off as a peaceful protest descended into violence as activists clashed with officers. Some protesters were treated for bloody injuries and were given first aid at the scene.
There was a sudden surge of activity about half an hour into the event, as several people at the front broke off and ran towards the Churchill War Rooms. Crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace, a long way from the agreed route. Some tried to enter Great George Street, a short distance from Conservative Party headquarters, which was closed off. A line of police and mounted officers formed a barrier against the densely packed protesters, some screaming about inequality. Stray bottles were thrust over the barriers towards officers, which was met with cheers and chants of "Shame on you, we're human too."
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