5th November in the UK is - without going into too much detail - a commemoration of Guy Fawkes: a member of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605 and incite a Catholic rebellion against Protestant rule. Probably in conjunction, the Million Mask March took place yesterday; in addition, it's the first anniversary of Ferguson. So it makes sense that Anonymous, who have taken the Guy Fawkes mask (mainly from V for Vendetta, not from history), tweeted this yesterday:

Yes - the hacktivist group's ongoing "Operation KKK" project yesterday revealed the names of almost a thousand Ku Klux Klan members (though some of these names were redacted). The group shared this statement with the data dump:

"We consider this data dump as a form of resistance against the violence and intimidation tactics leveraged against the public by various members of Ku Klux Klan. We hope Operation KKK will, in part, spark a bit of constructive dialogue about race, racism, racial terror and freedom of expression, across group lines."

It went on: "Part of the reason we have taken the hoods off of these individuals is not because of their identities, but because of what their hoods symbolize to us in our broader society. Violent bigotry IS a problem in the United States. This is not a colorblind society. It is deeply divided on racial lines."

Shortly after the Ferguson incident last year, the group wrote:

"You are more than extremists. You are more than a hate group. You operate much more like terrorists and you should be recognized as such. You are terrorists that hide your identities beneath sheets and infiltrate society on every level."