Guy Fawkes Mask Banned in UAE

“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bullet-proof.” – V for Vendetta (2006)

Via Daily Dot:

Dubai police have declared the Guy Fawkes mask, the disguise most strongly associated with Anonymous, illegal. Police issued a warning was issued to anyone considering wearing the mask ahead of the UAE’s National Day on Dec. 2. They claim it symbolizes resistance to state authority.

“Using any symbol that insults the country or instigates unrest against its system is not allowed,” Gulf News cites an official as saying. “We urge citizens to celebrate using other symbols such as national flags, slogans or photos that are more appropriate to the happy occasion of National Day.”

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  • asshurtmacfags

    Any government who would ban a mask for bullshit such as “symbolizes resistance to state authority” needs to be resisted against. On the off chance anyone in the UAE reads this, I will personally send you a mask if you want one. Fuck these cunts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cwaddell Chris Waddell

    Canada passed a law on October 31st 2012 that banned not just Guy Fawkes masks, but all masks or faces covers at any protest. Which Country will be next?

    • asshurtmacfags

      Really? Canada seems to be incrementally moving towards teh suck. Was it always shitty or it just start to move that direction under Harper?

      • Ceausescu

        I think it’s Harper.

    • I_abide

      I say good old uncy sam will be next. It’s not like we don’t already make up arbitrary shit to squash peaceful protests. Maybe once the idiotic shit really starts to pop off my militant white trash fellow americans will wake up

  • Calypso_1

    Meh, just start wearing one of these.

  • TCPaine

    Well…. I think they actually got that right. It does sorta symbolize resistance to state authority….. which is why every self respecting individual should own one. And wear it out en masse. If you can afford it, get the kind that will actually protect you when some limp dick pig cracks you across the face with a baton.

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