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Million Mask March

From NBC

Masked marchers gathered in front of the White House Tuesday to protest against corporations and corruption in government as part of similar rallies held around the world on Guy Fawkes Day, Nov. 5 — which is primarily celebrated in the United Kingdom.

Members of the hacking activist group Anonymous called for demonstrations in more than 450 locations around the world as part of a Million Mask March on the day that marks the anniversary of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot that failed to blow up the English Parliament.

Protesters in Washington, D.C., made their way to Pennsylvania Avenue chanting, "Obama. Come out. We've got some s*** to talk about," among other things.

Jon Croteau, of Washington, D.C., said he was demonstrating to make his voice heard. "We just want the government to represent the people," he said.

The timing on the 5th was nebulous, but I found an article that said "9am to 9pm" and indications it was to be timed to GMT. The GCP event was set for 0900 to 2100 on Nov 5. The result is Chisquare 43591.022 on 43200 df, for p = 0.092 and Z = 1.329. This analysis is corrected by removing one rotten egg.

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