White House: American Flag Set on Fire for ‘Million Mask March’

November 5, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

An American flag was burned outside of the White House on Tuesday as part of the apparent “Million Mask March” commissioned by hacker group Anonymous.

A widely shared Twitter image showed a man in a Guy Fawkes mask standing behind a burning U.S. flag.

The masked protester is seen snapping a photo of the incident on his smartphone as the White House sits in the background.

It is unclear how many people showed up for the protest.

Around the world, a number of Guy Fawkes mask-wearing protesters took part in the march to protest against government corruption and spying.