V for Vendetta Mask Spotted at Egyptian Embassy Protests

The attacks on the American embassies in Egypt and Libya and loss of life horrific. What’s becoming a more common site at protest, a Guy Fawkes masked, used in the graphic novel and movie V for Vendetta was worn by at least one protestor. As a symbol of protest, the mask has become popular first with the online group Anonymous and then adopted by others including Block Bloc and the Occupy movement.

People are up in arms over what they consider an inflammatory film about Islam. The origins of the film are murky. The US ambassador to Libya as well as some staff were killed in the attacks there.

(via The Mary Sue)