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.

Police stop protesters reaching Buckingham Palace

Police stop protesters reaching Buckingham Palace Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Police have stopped demonstrators taking part in the Million Mask March from reaching Buckingham Palace.

Police line up in front of Buckingham Palace Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Police lead away one protester they arrested during the demonstrations Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire


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

Anonymous march spreads to Buckingham Palace

Protesters taking part in the Million Mask March have spread from Trafalgar Square towards Westminster as well as down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace.

Anonymous protest in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Protesters gather in Dublin Credit: Twitter/@dublinrealtv

Supporters of Anonymous have also protested in Dublin and Belfast as the movement takes part in the global protest against corruption on Bonfire Night.

Protesters gather in Belfast Credit: Twitter/@RaineyGareth
Protesters peacefully demonstrated in Dublin Credit: Twitter/@dublinrealtv
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