What a weird day…
Me and Keyvan got to the meeting place and there were around eight police vans parked along Malet Street and a handful of protestors. Overkill or what? This wasn’t a national demo, just a small one organised by Student CND, FOSIS and Stop The War.
Once we’d all assembled, I’d say there were around 200 of us. Definitely not enough to warrant the huge police prescence (there were at least 5 police motorbikes, for fuck’s sake!).
We got to the Embassy (well, pretty near it) and after the rally got in a bit of shouting. It was quite cold and wet but there was still a good spirit in the crowd. Four and a bit hours on the train there and back, do I think it was worth going?