- Tower Hamlets
“They run bloody fast these students, don’t they?” said one breathless photographer yesterday as we followed the third student protest in as many weeks.
It’s no surprise that photographers were struggling for breath as students led police and press alike on a meandering journey through the streets of London that covered 10 miles in three and a half hours.
As it became clear that once again the police had no intention of allowing the march to reach its intended terminus at Parliament Square, the focus for the day instead became staying one step ahead of Her Majesty’s Constabulary.
The many unintended diversions led protesters on a trip, which would have delighted many a tourist, visiting Regent Street, St James Park, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England amongst others.
Our map shows the route the protesters took with key moments highlighted along the path. Photographs are by Germaine Arnold and Seb Wheeler.
Our previous coverage of the student protests: