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Guy Fawkes Night: 'One solution, revolution'

The demonstration was held on the night of Britain's Guy Fawkes Night, and many of the marchers wore the white masks of the man who plotted to blow up parliament in 1605, now associated with Anonymous. PICTURES INSIDE

world Updated: Nov 06, 2014 21:47 IST
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Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters calling for revolution scuffled with police in central London and outside Buckingham Palace on Wednesday after marching on parliament.

Part of a 'Million Masks March' held in several world cities and organised by activist group Anonymous, the protesters tossed traffic cones, bottles and street signs at police and pulled down metal barricades.

The demonstration was held on the night of Britain's Guy Fawkes Night, and many of the marchers wore the white masks of the man who plotted to blow up parliament in 1605, now associated with Anonymous.

"One solution, revolution," the protesters chanted, some setting off fireworks as they faced off with lines of police.

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A supporter of the Anonymous movement wearing a Guy Fawkes mask marches as part of the global 'Million Mask March' protest in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday. (Reuters) http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/11/Guyfawkes1.jpg

Bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex on Wednesday during the traditional bonfire night celebrations. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy usually representing Guy Fawkes who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. (AFP Photo) http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/11/gayfawkes2.jpg

Participants hold burning torches as they take part in one of a series of processions during Bonfire night celebrations in Lewes on Wednesday. (Reuters)
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Members and supporters of the Anonymous movement wear Guy Fawkes masks as they demonstrate as part of the 'Million Mask March' in Portland on Wednesday. (Reuters)
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The processions and bonfire mark the uncovering of Guy Fawkes' 'Gunpowder Plot' to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, and commemorates the memory of Lewes' seventeen Protestant martyrs. (Reuters)

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A giant effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin to be burned is paraded by participants during Bonfire night celebrations in Lewes on Wednesday. (Reuters)

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Activists called for revolution and scuffled with police in central London and outside Buckingham Palace after marching on parliament. The protest was held on the night of Britain's Guy Fawkes Night now associated with Anonymous. (Reuters) http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/11/guyfawkes7.jpg

An anti-capitalist protester wearing Guy Fawkes mask takes part in the 'Million Masks March' outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. (AFP Photo) http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/11/guyfawkes8.jpg

Anti-capitalist protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks remove police barrickades during the 'Million Masks March' in Parliament Square in London on Wednesday. (AFP Photo)