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Dublin: 14°C Friday 1 July 2022

Thousands take to the streets in Guy Fawkes masks in centre of London

So far the anti-capitalist group has set fire to a police car.

THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS have taken to the streets in the centre of London wearing masks as part of the ‘Million Mask March’.

Anti-capitalist protesters are adorning their faces with the Guy Fawkes masks associated with online hacking group Anonymous.

Anonymous Million Mask March Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire

So far this evening there has been a number of minor clashes, with a police car being set on fire.

The procession initially gathered in Parliament Square, before breaking up and setting off to other locations in central London.

Britain Protest March Source: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Press Association is saying that groups have split off into different factions, some of which have smashed windows on a street in Mayfair.

The Guardian is covering the event in a liveblog and has reported that the protesters had been given a curfew of 9pm.

Britain Protest March Source: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Parts of central London have been cordoned off due to the March, including Regent Street.

The BBC has reported that some of the group attempted to enter Great George Street, where the Conservative Party HQ is located, but that the street was closed off.

The protesters most recent movement has been into Trafalgar Square where they have been cordoned in by police.

In a tweet about an hour ago, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed that conditions of the march have been breached and that arrests are being made for public order offences.

Anonymous Million Mask March Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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