Thu., July 4, 2013 9:45am (EDT)

Where The Mask Seen In Global Protests Is Made
By Krishnadev Calamur
Updated: 1 year ago

A woman cleans Guy Fawkes masks, used by many demonstrators in protests around the world and in the recent wave of demonstrations in Brazil, at a factory assembly line in Sao Goncalo, near Rio de Janeiro, June 28.
A woman cleans Guy Fawkes masks, used by many demonstrators in protests around the world and in the recent wave of demonstrations in Brazil, at a factory assembly line in Sao Goncalo, near Rio de Janeiro, June 28.
Remember the mask from protests here ...

... here ...

... and here?

Turns out some of those used here ...

... were made here:

During the Occupy protests two years ago, Slate had an excellent piece on the mask's origins and its use by protesters and the hacker group Anonymous. And The Guardian did a post on who owns the rights to the mask. Both are worth reading.

(h/t: Boing Boing)


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