I heard about this planned protest and started as much research as I could think of. Doing a search using "anonymous may 15" I saw there are other groups talking about this. Some seemed a bit more aggressive which has me worrying about planned violence being brought to the peaceful protest. I haven't been able to voice these concerns to people that need to know as of yet. From there I wanted to see what permits would be needed, how to get them, and where the protests would be allowed. Below is the Washington DC protest permit page along with a map detailing locations where protests are and are not allowed. http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/permitprocess http://www.uscapitolpolice.gov/special_events/map.pdf (may load a bit slow) From there I wanted to check out the laws which surprised me to say the least. Below are links to the "occupy law" and laws concerning wearing masks during these protests. http://communities.washingtontimes....-object-i-disagree-can-i-now-say-so-publicly/ http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/restricted.asp The map and law were both from 2012 so there is a chance the map was from before the law and may not be correct anymore. These are the mask links: http://www.care2.com/causes/protesters-who-wear-masks-could-spend-10-years-in-jail.html This talks about a New York law upheld by the Federal court. http://gothamist.com/2011/09/19/nypd_uses_law_from_1845_to_arrest_m.php#photo-1 This is the Washington DC mask wearing code. Notice part a section 3 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Washington, D.C.) § 22-3312.03. Wearing hoods or masks.(a) No person or persons over 16 years of age, while wearing any mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, shall: (1) Enter upon, be, or appear upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road highway, or other public way in the District of Columbia; (2) Enter upon, be, or appear upon or within the public property of the District of Columbia; or (3) Hold any manner of meeting or demonstration. (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section apply only if the person was wearing the hood, mask, or other device: (1) With the intent to deprive any person or class of persons of equal protection of the law or of equal privileges and immunities under the law, or for the purpose of preventing or hindering the constituted authorities of the United States or the District of Columbia from giving or securing for all persons within the District of Columbia equal protection of the law; (2) With the intent, by force or threat of force, to injure, intimidate, or interfere with any person because of his or her exercise of any right secured by federal or District of Columbia laws, or to intimidate any person or any class of persons from exercising any right secured by federal or District of Columbia laws; (3) With the intent to intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass any other person; (4) With the intent to cause another person to fear for his or her personal safety, or, where it is probable that reasonable persons will be put in fear for their personal safety by the defendant's actions, with reckless disregard for that probability; or (5) While engaged in conduct prohibited by civil or criminal law, with the intent of avoiding identification. Basically I am under the impression the masks would be considered illegal, stating we can not use our freedom of speech anonymously. Yet big business can use freedom of speech to donate millions of dollars anonymously. Further proof that once people reach a certain amount of wealth they operate under a different set of laws. I am not a lawyer and I'm sure we have members a lot smarter than I. But if we wear the masks and mask wearing is illegal we are breaking the law from the very start of this protest.