It didn't rain, there was a sit down, but only by 500 people, and only for a short while. Several union leaders, including Mandy Telford of NUS, addressed the crowd. The press did actually enjoy telling the world about us, and some felt that we might be successful this time; i.e. the war was a harder thing to stop. Yes, it was inevitable that the majority of those present had been to London with Stop the War Coalition during this year. Yup, it might have been some people's first demo, but it was a usual suspect event. Still it was a great event, and only a few people were siously put off by the things we all take for granted... paper sellers!