Photo Essay | Anonymous Masked March Descends on Parliament for Bonfire Night protest

As part of a larger global protest, with over 400 marches in 150 different countries, hundreds of Anonymous members descended on London's Trafalgar square on the night of November 5th. The protest featured a surprise guest-appearance by Russell Brand and some less surprising heavy-handed policing.

New in Ceasefire, Photo Essays - Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 15:01 - 2 Comments

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All photo credits: Sabiha Mahmoud.

Placards and speeches made particular reference to the coalition government’s austerity cuts. before the march headed towards Parliament.

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Scuffles broke on arrival and after heavy-handedness by police officers when attempts were made to kettle protesters outside Parliament. Many protesters were brutally beaten.
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Police threatened a man with arrest after he set up a tent in centre of Trafalgar Square
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An unexpected guest appearance..
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The march split into several pockets.
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Some went for direct action of civil disobedience and sat in front of buses. Hundreds of protesters completely blocked London street, several buses unable to move
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Meanwhile, other protesters set off fireworks and danced to music….
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All photo credits: Sabiha Mahmoud.

Sabiha Mahmoud

Sabiha Mahmoud is a British-born freelance photojournalist. She blogs at lifethroughthecameralens.com

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TRACEY CARROLL
Nov 8, 2013 17:04

brilliant photography. Wish the truth was told as honestly in all media, These issues need addressing, such a shame it is left down to one photojournalist who has a heart. These photos need to be in the every day press.

Dave Evans
Nov 9, 2013 1:43

Excellent set of photographs ;)

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