Brian Haw - the only person legally there!
Police move in on speakers
Scuffles break out
Yesterday it was legal to stand here...
There were multiple reports of at least twenty vans of police parked nearby, indicating official uncertainty about the scale of today's demonstration.
The demonstrators - less than 200 - were easily outnumbered by press and police, but represented a wide cross section of dissent. Many sported black gags, removing them only to speak using a forbidden megaphone.
(Can this really be England?)
After about an hour, police formed into a briefing huddle, then marched in a line towards the illegal demonstration and ordered the speaker - at that point Jeremy Corbyn MP - to desist. Police surrounded the speakers, the crowd surrounded the police and for a short while there was a stand off, culminating in the arrest of the apparent owner of the megaphone.
Scuffles broke out, and 4 further arrests - including one elderly woman - followed.