Originally published at the Occupy New Zealand Media Team blog Occupy Savvy.
Over 400 cities worldwide demonstrated what a REAL “Wave of Action” looks like, celebrating Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th) by congregating in major city centres the world over to spread messages of awakening to their fellow citizens and commemorate the growth of the Anonymous movement.
Becoming ever larger with each passing year, the Million Mask March (known as MMM) 2014 marks the first major penetration of the event into mainstream media coverage, despite their desperate attempt to black-out MMM in previous years.
And the BBC have now learned the hard way that if you refuse to cover thousands of protesters converging on a major city centre they may well just bring their grievances to your front doorstep, leaving you little choice but to acknowledge their presence.
Even the alleged (and very familiar) reports of post-event manipulation of Google results could not suppress the massive onslaught of citizen and independent media. Participants have long since learned to become the media, replacing the inauthentic filtered echo chambers of the past with their own authentic and untrained voices.
As usual, ex-CIA agent Ray McGovern discussing events on RT is a total must-watch:
As is this extremely powerful video from London, where the crowds of protesters swelled into the tens of thousands, marching on a half-dozen locations simultaneously, and vastly outnumbering the police present:
Also check out this awesome picture montage video already up on Vimeo. Lovely stuff.
A collection of the best of the event media we have seen so far is below, for your viewing pleasure.
Section 1: Citizen Media (by city) Auckland, New Zealand:
(There is also 7 short video solidarity statements from Kiwi Anons published in @endarken‘s article about covering #MMMAKL found here: “We Must Never Sanitise Or Homogenise Our Messages Or Our Pain“) Glasgow, Scotland:
Section 2: Established Media The Independent: ‘Thousands Gather For Anti-Capitalist Protest In London’ The Dallas Observer: ‘Dallas’ Anonymous Million Masks March’ TruthDig: Million Mask March – The New Face of Protest The Daily Dot: Inside Anonymous’ Million Mask March Section 3: Complaints of Media Silence/Bias
Section 4: Other Significant Videos A section of the Washington, DC march splintered off to the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover Building – causing some police there to have a complete meltdown before the crowd all put their hands in the air and chanted “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” Ferguson-style.
Elsewhere in DC, protesters made a stop at the Monsanto HQ. Monsanto is of course the pro-GMO corporation widely believed to be responsible for the decline of the global bee population.
And the icing on the cake: a video shot from inside the BBC headquarters in London, with swathes of British protesters massing outside in anger at the BBC’s frequent and famous suppression of anti-government protest events. Not this time, though!
We also love this amazing photo but have been unable as yet to establish where it is from; if you know, please leave a comment and tell us!
— HDG (@hdgremix) November 6, 2014
Thank you and solidarity to all who participated in the #MillionMaskMarch, around the globe.
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