An estimated 50,000 university and college students and academics marched in Westminster yesterday. They were protesting against the raising of tuition fees to £9000 per student per year of study and the cutting of government funding for teaching in the arts and social sciences. Protestors marched down Whitehall, past parliament, before taking over Millback House, the Conservative party headquarters. Some made it to the roof of the building, being watched by thousands on the ground chanting and burning placards. The media are reporting that this is the largest student demonstration in a generation.
Nina Power has written a brilliant article in the Guardian today about the protests and media response. Read it here.