I went up to Conservative Central Head-Quarters this afternoon to talk to the regional Chairs of Conservative Future, the party's student and youth wing. I walked from Charing Cross to Millbank (still encased in wooden boards after the violence at the first student protest) and passed through Parliament Square to get there. There were a number of police officers looking cold and bored and a few hundred anti-something-or-others with wooly hats and placards calmly and non violently protesting about something-or other.
|Graffiti on Nelson's Column, London|
As I said, the protesters that I saw were calm and well behaved but their actions are being undermined by the actions of violent idiots who think it's a bit of a laugh damaging public and private property.
Funny how nothing got smashed, desecrated or damaged when the countryside marched on London a few years back.