Guy Fawkes mask protesters clash with police as fireworks set off at Parliament

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Protesters clashed with police in Parliament Square as the Million Mask March takes place on Guy Fawkes Night in London.

Footage has emerged on social media showing police clashing with protestors.

Numerous videos online show police in riot gear pushing their way through the crowd.

Fireworks can also been seen being launched into the sky and people holding flares.

According to Met Police, a crowd in Parliament Square have been dangerously lighting fireworks and rockets.

Some fireworks have struck people or exploded near to the crowd.

Police say they have moved into the crowd to try and remove any fireworks and prevent people coming to harm.

Reports on social media suggest police moved in after the fireworks began getting dangerous, one user Chris Hobbs, who lists on his profile that he is a retired Met officer, said: "City police have had enough and move in to stop fireworks which are becoming dangerous."

The Million Mask March sees protestors rally against government corruption and has been held every year since 2012.

Last year saw businessman and prominent anti-vaxxer Piers Corbyn arrested with 200 others for breaching Covid restrictions.

Earlier on tonight, an effigy of Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set ablaze in Trafalgar Square.

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