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    Gunpowder Treason & Plot: presenting Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire Night

    There once was another thread -- vanished now into an ætheric haze -- full of 05 November and Guy Fawkes stuff; but the search engine's failing to find it just now, AND SO: another.

    Wiki:

    Guy Fawkes Night

    Mirror:

    Is it time to stop burning Guy Fawkes? Maybe
    we should put modern day effigies on the pyre


    Independent:

    Anonymous: How the Guy Fawkes mask became an icon of the protest movement

    uk.yahoo:

    Bonfire Night: Why do we remember Guy Fawkes but
    not the Gunpowder Plot mastermind Robert Catesby?

    And much else online for those interested. Remember:

    Remember, remember the fifth of November
    Gunpowder, treason and plot;
    I see no reason why gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot.



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    Not looking forward to this at all.
    I already have a chav throwing objects at people from a council estate near my street in the middle of the night.
    Main reason I am not looking forward to it is because I know police here will do nothing, if anything happens...
    They are pretty much "Oh! noone killed you yet?? Well call us when they do"

    eta: I should add I currently live in se London...

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    Ok, have read up on this. They will likely not reach where we are, but hopefully no 10.
    I thought there was another brainless riot coming...
    I feel safer now.

    Thank you wfgodot for posting, this is not in my local paper.

    eta: I will post tomorrow if anything happens near us, but it seems all focused on central London, which is 100% fine with me.
    If ALL rioters could ALWAYS focus on rich persons...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliceInPain View Post
    If ALL rioters could ALWAYS focus on rich persons...
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    This is the crux of the matter!!

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    The revolution will be televised...via your iPhone, uploaded to your iMac, whilst you are dressed in your best anarchist chic - Nike, Burberry, V masks made in sweatshops in India, not forgetting the adoption of faux-Esturary to try and disguise your trustafarian roots.

    Meh.

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    I read through all the incidents listed and am saddened and disgusted at the protestors.

    It seems to me that the reason they protest is just to cause chaos and destruction and they enjoy it. Not all of them but the ones causing the trouble really seem to enjoy the chaos. It is just a stupid reason to go out and cause chaos and hurt animals and other people.

    What a travesty as people look for excuses to go on rampage.

    Its a gang mentality that propagates. If you look closely at the people behind the masks they are some ordinary kids just there for a wild time. Some eating food and taking breaks. Some have nice expensive jackets and watches on so its not like the poor folks of society protesting the rich government.

    Its just a reason to go out and have a riot every year.

    I bet if someone polled the people there and asked them why they are protesting that half of them or more would not have a good answer. Most would say because my friends are coming.

    Just very SAD.

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    Here before you know it. For whatever reason, the Telegraph presents an early primer:

    Bonfire Night: Why do we celebrate with firework displays? Who was Guy Fawkes?

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    England - Opposing religious-based terrorism since 1605.

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