I’m disgusted to read about the Million Mask March and the violence that took place on the 5th November 2015.
The hacktivist group Anonymous are behind the march and apparently stand for “building a better future through collective action”. A statement released on Monday said “The Million Mask March is about your right to get s**t done outside of what’s appropriate, or legal, or wise. The Million Mask March is about your right to remind governments to be afraid of their people, and to remind people not to be afraid of their governments.”
Surely instilling fear in anyone is bullying and immoral, I understand their motives, but I would suggest they are going about it the wrong way. There appears to be some hypocrisy when it comes to Anonymous’ approach: on Sunday they targeted the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) by releasing the personal details of alleged members in USA. The KKK are known for spreading fear and violence; although Anonymous are anti-racism are you seeing a likeness between the two groups here?
Propaganda for the Million Mask March encouraged nurses and doctors to join the march, but the violent protesters then attacked and abused fellow key workers, police officers. How is this logical?
There are peaceful ways to protest; and quite frankly far more intelligent ways. Violence is not the answer.
Author: Emily Thompson
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