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Anonymous to descend on D.C. for ‘Million Mask March’

Evoking 1995’s Million Man March, the hacker collective Anonymous has announced the Million Mask March, which it hopes will prove to be the “largest mass protest in human history.”

The event is set to happen on November 5, Guy Fawkes Day, on the National Mall in Washington, DC, but with satellite gatherings around the world.

Talk about a clash of memes: The Million Man March was a civil rights gathering sponsored by the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan’s Muslim denomination. It was praised for uniting black men in on a large scale for the first time in decades. But it was also criticized by women for being exclusionary in terms of gender, and by Jews and Christians for being religiously exclusionary.

Anonymous likewise has been praised for making non-violent protest high profile again, but has also been criticized as mindless teen vandalism and terrorism-adjacent useful idiocy.

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