How the demonstrators led police on a merry dance through London

Click the image above to view the full map with annotations and pictures from the protest.

“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.

To view the full detail of the map and annotations click here.

Our previous coverage of the student protests:

November 30th:

153 arrested after police play “cat and mouse” with protesters in central London

November 24th

Local school children caught in police kettling manoeuvre

Gallery: Photos from the ‘Carnival of Resistance’

LIVE BLOG: Our reporters on the scene at the ‘Carnival of Resistance’ demonstration

Riot police move in on student protest

November 10th

Goldsmiths lecturers union urge not to ‘scapegoat’ students over protest amid fresh calls for action

Downing Street attacks “irresponsible” Goldsmiths lecturers union for backing student occupation

NUS/UCU ‘Fund our Future’ Demonstration

Gallery: more pictures from the protests

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