There were no kettles but plenty of water as thousands of students braved the November rain to protest against the coalition’s cuts to education.
The march concluded with a rally in the controversially obscure Kennington Park, where Liam Burns, president of the NUS, attempted to make a speech about resistance to cuts.
A small group of radical protestors then raided the stage and made appeals to march on Parliament. They managed to occupy the stage but their appeals were ignored by the dwindling crowd.
There was an echo of 2010’s now notorious march when some students tried to leave the route and enter Parliament Square, but the majority of protesters stuck to the plan in what was a predominantly peaceful march.
See how the demonstration progressed during the day on our live blog
Video: Thomas Jivanda\ ELL
Video: Thomas Jivanda/ ELL
The below articles show Eastlondonlines’ coverage of the 2010 protests: