Assange was forced to shed his mask due to new London laws forbidding face covering
Photographer Mike Kemp captured these images of Julian Assange, who was later forced to remove the mask by a London police officer.
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Assange then made an impromptu speech to a section of the protesters concerning anonymity. He stated,
“Under a new section used, people cannot wear masks in London, they cannot wear facial coverings in London, and that basic anonymity is denied to people. I say, that sometimes it may be legitimate to deny anonymity, but we should not accept it until Swiss bank account and offshore bank accounts are also denied of their anonymity.”