Anonymous protest clashes

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

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'Why I joined Anonymous' - protester at the scene

One Anonymous protester told of how he was moved to join the group after being arrested under the Computer Misuse Act, despite having "done nothing wrong".

Protestors clash with police outside Buckingham Palace, as they demonstrate during the Bonfire of Austerity protest in central London. Credit: PA

Sean Roesner, 21, a self-employed computer programmer, travelled to tonight's protest with his brother and friend from King's Lynn, Norfolk this afternoon.

He said: "We turned up and the protest was at Buckingham Palace. When we arrived people were firing fireworks at the Palace.

"It was funny. I didn't have any but I would have fired some if I had.

"I joined Anonymous because I was arrested under the Computer Misuse Act. I spent eight months on police bail last year and had done nothing wrong."We are here to stand up for what we believe in, to make the world a better place."

Mr Roesner said his friend had been among a group of people encircled by the police on The Mall and was waiting for him to be released so they could return home.

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