One amazing day of protest: River Online covered the day minute by minute on Twitter.

Demo 2010: River Online reports live from the march

Six River Online reporters covered the biggest student demonstration of a generation, tweeting all day.  Follow the events with us as they unfolded through the day.


Follow River Online on the march today #kujourno


50 angry students leaving Kingston Station now #kujourno


At Westminster, barriers being unloaded and set up along Whitehall. No sign of students yet but an ever increasing police presence #kujourno


Horse Guards Parade- unloading placards and chanting has started #kujourno


Becky,19 graphic design and photography student 1st March: “If fees were £6000 no way could I come to KU” #kujourno


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Westminster: no-one in sight, police have not taken any precautions “it’s the organisers who take the precautions not us” #kujourno


Anti war protesters in Parliament square fenced off to make way for students #kujourno


Chanting outside hourseguards “no ifs, no buts, no education cuts” students all hyped up and ready to go #kujourno


http://twitpic.com/35jyv8 – #kujourno #demo2010


Students around Waterloo station. Many people holding placards, the most popular of which so far is “F**k Fees”. #kujourno #demo2010


Over a hundred students in Trafalgar Square #kujourno #demo2010


300 students from sussex arrived on buses and many more expected #kujourno #demo 2010


Student Union President TJ leading the Kingston contingent #kujourno #demo20910


TJ still defiant about Lib Dem failures claims“Lib Dems need to be held responsible” #kujourno #demo 2010


Scottish uni’s are causing the most noise. Chants of “Nick Clegg we know you you’re a f***ing Tory too” #kujourno #demo2010 #pressgazette


http://twitpic.com/35k203 – #kujourno #demo2010


Big-issue seller unamused, complaining of the foul language used by the students. #kujourno #demo2010


http://twitpic.com/35k394 – #kujourno #demo2010 #pressgazette
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Women campaigners “cuts are disproportionate to women. It takes us longer to pay fees back. It’s unfair” #kujourno #demo2010 #


TJ hasn’t managed to hold the ranks, Kingston students separated. Students claim they didn’t know who to follow. #kujourno #demo2010


http://twitpic.com/35k6y8 – #kujourno #demo2010


http://twitpic.com/35k7fq – #kujourno #demo2010


http://twitpic.com/35k81o – “students have turned up in great numbers to show they are ready to take politicians to account” #kujourno


Drum band from Guildhall Kingston. Absolutely immense #kujourno #demo2010


Kingston’s numbers low. Sheffield have the largest contingent with 15 bus loads, average each university sent 5-6 buses. #kujourno


200 policeman on the march #kujourno #demo2010


Police told by organisers that the day would be peaceful and that students were only “out on a giggle” #kujourno #demo2010


Police underestimated the numbers. 200 police to 30,000 students… #kujourno #demo2010


Michael McNail UCU national head of higher education “we are here with lecturers, academics and students to protest gov cuts” #kujourno


http://twitpic.com/35k81o – Aaron Porter NUS President


Liv Bailey National leader of NUS “Women students will be hit hardest it takes longer to pay back. Women will fight back” #kujourno


Bagpipes Scottish students represent #kujourno #demo2010 http://twitpic.com/35ke7i


Debate rages in parliament as the protest occurs. Probably not Nick Clegg’s best day #kujourno #demo2010


Suspended parliamentary entry due to the protest #kujourno #demo2010


Durham Uni’s union apparently absent #kujourno #demo2010


NUS stewards are trying to move Scottish students on, Scots are refusing to move #kujourno #demo2010


“If I could afford higher fees I would have bought a better banner” best banner so far #kujourno #demo2010


AaronAllAbout    Amazing! RT @kevinmckeever: Shot of NUS fees protesters marching down Whitehall taken from 1000ft #demo2010 http://twitpic.com/35kh44


More strike action to come says Aaron Porter #kujourno #demo2010


Students staging a sit down protest outside Westminster #kujourno #demo2010


Students have broken through barriers on Whitehall. Running down road to parliament square #kujourno #demo2010 #pressgazette


March has broken its barriers getting more chaotic #kujourno #demo2010


Big Scottish turn out to the march – some worried about a huge influx of English students to Scottish universities #demo2010 #Kujourno


Huge numbers of students converging at Lambeth bridge #Kujourno #demo2010


Kingston’s Dean of FASS Martin McQuillan at the march #kujourno #demo2010


Flares let off outside millbank Tory HQ #kujourno #demo2010


Ctudents up on the ramparts outside parliament #kujourno #demo2010


Fireworks set off at Vauxhall Bridge #kujourno #demo2010


SWP attempting to block parliament square being encouraged to move on #kujourno #demo2010


Fireworks set off at Parliament square #kujourno #demo2010


Chants of “if you hate the cuts sit down” #kujourno #demo2010
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RADA “we will only be training rich actors soon” drama schools run as BA’s #kujourno #demo2010


Coexistence trust: promote integration inj uni’s say Muslims will be badly affected as they do not belive in loans #kujourno #demo2010


Kicking off at Parliament Square possible kettling #kujourno #demo2010


Watching clips on big screen at Tate


Signs being burnt outside Millbank tower, no-one knows why but they are cheering anyway #kujourno #demo2010


Fire alarms at Millbank tower, broken windows, the march is getting militant #demo2010 #kujourno


Radicals forcing entry at Millbank tower #demo2010 #kujourno


Nick Clegg burnt in effigy at Millbank tower #demo2010 #kujourno


Reports of students fighting with police #demo2010 #kujourno


Some arrests made #demo2010 #kujourno


Millbank the centre of trouble, arrests made, fires started #demo2010 #kujourno


BBC news calls march, a protest of principle #kujourno #demo2010


One River Online reporter inside Millbank, scene of chaos #kujourno #demo2010


March supposedly finished, but demonstration at its peak #demo2010 #kujourno


It’s finally filtering through to BBC news that police underestimated the protests #demo2010 #kujourno


River Online reporters in the thick of the action. #kujourno #demo2010


Protesters converging on Millbank building from other areas as the riot hots up #demo2010 #kujourno


Large effort to occupy the Millbank building, security cameras broken, police outnumbered #demo2010 #kujourno


Occupation of Millbank has been established #demo2010 #kujourno


Flares being thrown into building #demo2010 #kujourno


NUS is against the violence being shown, socialists groups being blamed for the militant action #kujourno #demo2010


Students now flooding into Millbank, police completely outnumbered #kujourno #demo2010


NUS president Aaron Porter strongly condemns the violence #demo2010 #kujourno


Graffiti, vandalism and destruction of Millbank goes on as the most militant break huge windows and pour in #demo2010 #kujourno


Aaron Porter retreats to the comfort of a BBC news room to blame the minority of protesters #demo2010 #kujourno


Tory staff were present in Millbank tower including Baroness Warsi, not known if they have been safely evacuated #demo2010 #kujourno


Students at the scene claim “coalition is getting what it deserves” #kujourno #demo2010


Riot Police on their way to the scene at #millbank #kujourno #demo2010


Riot police now on the scene, they have secured the entrance of the building and are clearing the rest of #millbank #kujourno #demo2010
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Situation is mellowing at #Millbank as the riot police regain order and the evening draws in, still large numbers there #demo2010 #kujourno


Route of march including Millbank Tower location http://twitpic.com/35n9vp

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