Sunday, November 5, 2017

How Do the British Feel about the Million Mask March?

Today is Nov 5, 2017 and it's the date Anonymous has chosen for their Million Mask March. For those of you who don't know who Anonymous is, the most simple definition I can give you is that they're an international group of hactivists who wear Guy Fawkes masks. But who is Guy Fawkes?



Guy Fawkes is a British Catholic born in the late 1500's who gained notoriety as a conspirator in the 1605 Gunpowder Plot. Some call him Britain's most notorious traitor. Fawkes was the first to get busted out of a group of 13 who sought to violently kill James 1, the king at that time. Fawkes was caught, tortured and executed. November 5, 1605 was a celebratory night for the people of Britain who lit bonfires to celebrate the safety of their king. This date became an annual celebration known as Bonfire Night.

Thus, today Anonymous chose as the day they would hold annual marches. Being part of the international community, this makes me wonder....how do British people feel about this international group wearing the Guy Fawkes mask?

I would love to hear your thoughts?? 

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