The Million Mask March: Language, legitimacy, and dissent

  title={The Million Mask March: Language, legitimacy, and dissent},
  author={Ben Harbisher},
  journal={Critical Discourse Studies},
  pages={294 - 309}
  • Ben Harbisher
  • Published 6 February 2016
  • Sociology
  • Critical Discourse Studies
ABSTRACT The following paper examines emerging trends in protest management in the UK, looking predominantly at the 5 November 2015 demonstrations led by hacktivist collective Anonymous. This event can be considered unique on a number of fronts. First, the common terminology used by police to justify the use of undercover operatives and aggressive forms of crowd control was conspicuously absent from public discourse surrounding the event. Secondly, conventional media channels throughout the UK… 

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