Today in Westminster, students marching for free education broke down fences around parliament square and occupied it, before going on a “breakaway” march around London. From the live stream I was watching it looked like the initial group (most of them in Black Bloc) climbed the first barrier unopposed, and then tore down the harris fencing after a struggle with police. They were followed by hundreds of others from the march. Following this, the occupiers went on their own ‘breakaway’ march around London, redecorating the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills along the way and causing other chaos. This is all despite there being many police present – so breaking their restrictions and taking the protest in a more militant direction is definitely an achievement!