ANARCHISTS protesters wearing Guido Fawkes disguises delivered their anti-capitalist message to the heart of London for the annual Million Mask March.
Thousands of people, including those sporting the famous stylised vizard popularised in the cult film V For Vendetta, chanted pro-civil liberty and anti-establishment slogans as Westminster ground to a virtual halt.
Protesters demonstrate in Trafalgar Square, London, at the Million Mask March
Police maintained a heavy presence outside key locations such as Downing Street.
Meanwhile Scotland Yard enforced restrictions over the scale and location of the protest.
This came after ugly scenes in previous years when bloodied activists clashed with officers.
The event, organised by the notorious hacking collective Anonymous, is held on November 5 every year.
Police imposed conditions on the march, limiting it to a three-hour period between 6pm and 9pm on a prescribed route between Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.
Demonstrators wore Guide Fawkes masks
Thousands are reported to have attended the protest on Sunday evening, letting off flares and chanting anti-establishment slogans
Others walked with smoke bombs, while waving Russian Federation flags
The demonstrators march through China Town with this man wearing the slogan ‘tax the rich’
Anti-capitalists burn the American Flag in Trafalgar Square
These activists held a banner calling for the end of deaths among homeless people on British streets
Not all the campaigners wore Guido Fawkes masks
Not all those taking part covered themselves up, like this gentleman who braved the chilly temperatures in a mankini
A post on the event’s Facebook page ahead of the march, which warned activists that “police are not your friends”.
It also read: “We have seen the abuses and malpractice of this government, and governments before it.
“We have seen the encroaching destruction of many civil liberties we hold dear, we have seen the pushes to make the internet yet another part of the surveillance state.
“We have seen the Government’s disregard for migrants, for the poor, the elderly and the disabled, we have seen the capital, profit and greed of the few put before the well-being of the many and we say enough is enough.”
It finishes: “The Government and the one per cent have played their hand.
“Now it’s time to play ours. Expect us.”
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