are planning to descend on London on Bonfire Night for their annual
Million Mask March.
in the capital have slapped strict restrictions on the rally and
warned troublemakers to stay away.
said previous events had been marred by violence, criminal damage to
London's memorials and harassment and verbal abuse of police
they said anyone who breaks new conditions imposed under the Public
Order Act will face immediate arrest.
march has been limited to a three-hour slot between 6pm and 9pm on
Sunday and protesters will be allowed to congregate only in Trafalgar
Square, on the stretch of Whitehall outside Downing Street and in
event, which is organised by hacking collective Anonymous and its
supporters, is held each year on Bonfire Night to protest against the
Government and capitalism.
2,000 people have said they are attending or interested in attending
on the event's Facebook page.
post on the page reads: "We have seen the abuses and malpractice
of this government, and governments before it.
have seen the encroaching destruction of many civil liberties we hold
dear, we have seen the pushes to make the internet yet another part
of the surveillance state.
have seen the Government's disregard for migrants, for the poor, the
elderly and the disabled, we have seen the capital, profit and greed
of the few put before the wellbeing of the many and we say enough is
Government and the one per cent have played their hand. Now it's time
to play ours. Expect us."
often don the Guido Fawkes masks featured in the film V for Vendetta
- which depicts London as a police state controlled by a fascist
government - to hide their faces.
year, some protesters caused chaos by launching fireworks and flares
into the crowd and at police officers
was public outcry following 2015's event when protesters deliberately
targeted police horses patrolling the event, injuring six of them.
Metropolitan Police said crime at the protest had increased year on
year, with 53 arrests in 2016 up from four in 2012.