The anger against the assaults on workers, students and the poor crashed down on the Tories on Wednesday.
It was the biggest demonstration against the government since David Cameron went into Downing Street.
Students and lecturers take the initiative and give a focus for the hatred millions feel about the Tory cuts and gave confidence that militant protest is the way to push back the attacks.
The 50,000 students, lecturers and other protesters who took to the streets were fighting £9,000-a-year tuition fees that will close university education to most working class students. They are also fighting against the cuts in courses and staff, and the ending of the Education Maintenance Allowance.
The mood of anger that has swept Europe arrived in London. The lively protest was filled with anger as protestors chanted “Tory scum”.
But they were also revolting about much more too. The demo—and the occupation of the Tory headquarters in the Millbank Tower—were a sign of the fury against the Tories pampering the rich while assaulting the poor.
And it showed the anger at a society where profit comes before any human need. Tory headquarters at Millbank is the symbol of all that.
As the demonstration marched past, a large group broke away into the building’s courtyard. Then some occupied the foyer.
More and more joined them until up to 5,000 students and lecturers were protesting against the Tories blocking the road outside. They brushed aside the few police officers defending the Tory tower.
Protesters lit bonfires in the courtyard and chanted against the Tories.
Some demonstrators smashed several of the building’s front windows—to massive cheers. And protesters on the pavement sat on office chairs, and a sofa they’d removed from the building.