As angered crowds attacked the US Embassy in Cairo, a familiar prop can be spotted on one of the attackers: a Guy Fawkes mask from V FOR VENDETTA. The mass-produced masks have been seen on protesters worldwide, from Occupy to Anonymous and now at this incident, proving this symbol for anarchy can have many uses.
Protesters have attacked the U.S. embassy in Egypt and the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya over a US-made anti-Islam film. The US ambassador to Libya was killed in one attack in Benghazi, prompting international condemnation.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.