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Anonymous hacktivists gather around the globe for #MillionMaskMarch

Hacktivist group Anonymous is staging demonstrations around the world in its annual nod to Guy Fawkes Day.Demonstrators and supporters of the #MillionMaskMarch have so far taken to the streets in London, Amsterdam, Milan, Washington DC, Melbourne, Brisbane, Bahrain, the Philippines and South Africa, although it’s understood gatherings have been organised in hundreds more cities.A statement on the website for the London event, which begins officially at 6pm at Trafalgar Square, said: “A march on parliaments, a display of our growing numbers, and a meet and greet for Anonymous activists around the world and all groups and different people from around the UK to say to the government enough is enough.“It is the target of Anonymous in 2013 to evolve the old traditional idea of protesting into the new. Anonymous have changed the rules by turning this morality of petition into more of a festival of ideas and new age discussion that has formed the political views of the youth today.“Anonymous have managed to hold on to the system of having no system which allows everyone’s beliefs to join the great debate.”The profile of the cyber group has grown significantly in recent years and a number of members are even facing charges in the US for carrying out attacks on websites.The group is unstructured and has several different facets, including a wing that uses digital technology capabilities as a form of protest.