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In UK, Guy Fawkes is remembered by protesters

November 6, 2011 • Business


In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, an Occupy Seattle protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask while protesting in downtown Seattle. From New York to San Francisco to London, some of the demonstrators decrying a variety of society’s ills are sporting the stylized masks loosely modeled on a 17th-century English terrorist, whether they know it or not. The masks come from “V for Vendetta,” a comic-based movie whose violent, anarchist antihero fashions himself as a modern Guy Fawkes, the Catholic insurrectionist executed four centuries ago for trying to blow up Parliament. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

LONDON (AP) — About 200 protesters, many from London’s anti-capitalist Occupy movement, marched to Parliament on Guy Fawkes Day, the annual commemoration of the English revolutionary who tried to blow up the building in the 17th century.

Many of Saturday’s protesters were wearing a grinning, somewhat sinister mask of Guy Fawkes that has become an icon of the Occupy Movement around the world. The rally was largely peaceful, but the group was kept from getting close to Parliament Login to read more

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