Million Mask March sees 53 arrested

The protest ended with 53 arrests

A demonstration in London by protestors opposed to capitalism ended with 53 people being arrested.

The Million Mask March, which takes place in a number of cities around the world on 5 November, sees demonstrators wearing so-called Guy Fawkes masks which have also become associated with the anti-establishment comic book figure “V”.

Police said the arrests were made for offences including possession of drugs, criminal damage and public order breaches.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said most marchers were peaceful but there were “pockets of disorder”.

Fireworks were thrown and a number of people climbed onto the base of Nelson´s Column.

Commander Ben Harrington praised the professionalism and “faultless co-ordination” shown by his officers.

Restrictions had been imposed on the marchers following violence at the event in 2015 which meant a large number of officers were stationed round the Houses of Parliament.




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