Protesters Honor “Guy Fawkes Day” At Ohio Statehouse

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About 30 members of the group put on their masks and walked around downtown Columbus to commemorate "Guy Fawkes Day."(Photo: Andy Chow, Ohio Public Radio)
About 30 members of the group put on their masks and walked around downtown Columbus to commemorate "Guy Fawkes Day."(Photo: Andy Chow, Ohio Public Radio)

“Remember, remember the fifth of November.”

That’s the chant shared during Guy Fawkes Day, a British holiday which has become a time to commemorate the power of the people.

The group Ohio Anonymous rallied at the Statehouse to spread one simple message to people around the state; everyone must put aside their differences, unite, and get things done.

“Nothing gets done without unity.”

About 30 members of the group put on their masks and walked around downtown Columbus to commemorate November 5. Traditionally, Guy Fawkes Day is observed to remember a night in 1605 when a group of activists nearly assassinated the king. The plan was known as the Gunpowder Plot.

The story was made famous by the graphic novel and major motion picture “V for Vendetta.”

 

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  • Rob W

    Well actually this was part of a world wide internet-coordinated demonstration dubbed ‘Million Mask March’. Frankly I think its a bit ironic, ‘coming out Anonymous’, but I’m not a mob-rules type guy.