- Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2011 16:00
- Written by Jonathan Walker
V for Vendetta isn't quite the role model for today's radicals that he's often taken to be.
Anyone who follows politics is likely to come across the iconic "V" mask before long.
People wear it to demos protesting against Government spending cuts or against high street shopping chains accused of failing to pay their fair share of tax.
It turns up on the internet, where activists adopt it as a logo or an image to represent them, sometimes known as an avatar.