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What happened at the Million Mask March?

Last night's protest was part of a global anti-government movement

By Josh Lowe  

Demonstrators march through the streets of central London during the Million Mask march on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. © AP Photo/Tim Ireland

The what now?

The “Million Mask March” which took place in central London last night was the UK branch of what organisers, the hacking group Anonymous, have called the “largest global protest in world history.” Large crowds gathered in parliament square to protest austerity, inequality and censorship, many wearing the iconic Guido Fawkes masks associated with Anonymous that give the march its name. While many protestors were peaceful, some violence broke out—three police officers have been hospitalised and at least 50 protestors arrested, the BBC reports. Fireworks were reportedly thrown at police horses amid the clashes.

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