I went down to London on Saturday to experience and document yet another day of student protests against the rise in tuition fees at British universities. Saturday’s march was significantly less violent than the previous ones as police were better prepared and more numerous. Protestors gathered a lot of support from young and old people in the street that were sympathetic to their cause and also loathed the UK government’s vast spending cuts in the public sector and education.
Getting ready for a long day of protest
Old people joined the struggle too
And young people put on their best attire.
A very keen protestor
Even animals hate the cuts!
the younger generation was in the struggle with the students too
The students gathered widespread support from the street
Police getting prepared for a long day
Police discussing the route of the demonstration
Police marched with the students all day long.
Londoners were extremely curious about the protests.
The protests were mostly peaceful.
Reception was good to the students
Passing some time
Fighting for EMA
Protestors made sure they were noticed.
Students directed their anger against vodafone.
Top Shop survived major damage despite being attacked several times during the day
Police wer every keen to identify the potential troublemakers.
The march leader had a little rest on Oxford Street after 6 hours of continuous march and running.
But the march kept going till the late evening.
Some people got arrested.
Students filmed the police back.
In the end, students finally managed to attack a boots store.
Police had had enough and started rounding up people.
Many people were taken down and beaten.
More people got arrested.
Going home after an intense day