UK police plan crackdown on Million Mask March in London

British police have planned a crackdown on this year’s Million Mask March, during which thousands of people will take to the streets in central London.

London is expected to see thousands of people wearing Guy Fawkes masks in the streets on Saturday evening to protest “austerity measures” and “unelected power.”

The annual rally organized by “hacktivist” group Anonymous is also limited to a specific route in three hours.

Police issued a warning that they will not tolerate violence and will arrest anyone using the rally as an excuse for violence.

“If you commit criminal acts – that is not peaceful protest – and you are liable to be arrested,” said Metropolitan Police Commander BJ Harrington.

The Guy Fawkes-themed march is against capitalism and promotes civil liberties.

He said last year’s protest turned violent after some participants caused “criminal damage to public property, smashing the windows of businesses and attacking police…

Read more