Anonymous demonstrations around the world

Protesters in Spain confront police Credit: REUTERS/Susana Vera

Supporters of the online protest group Anonymous have taken part in a series of demonstrations to coincide with Bonfire Night.

The group has taken for its logo the image of Guy Fawkes made famous by the film V for Vendetta. In the film and the graphic novel it's based on, V overthrows a corrupt government by blowing up the Houses of Parliament.

Demonstrators protest in Pennsylvania Credit: REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators in Madrid tried to march on the country's parliament but were stopped by police. In London, protesters clashed with police in Parliament Square. In Washington, demonstrators peacefully protested outside the US Justice Department.

Supporters of Anonymous gather in Washington Credit: REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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Anonymous protest clashes

Protesters supporting the hacking group Anonymous have clashed with police in Parliament Square in London.