There followed a game of cat and mouse with the police. Protesters split into small groups and reformed in pubs then splitting up again and so on. Something which tends to moderate police intimidation is the possibility of alarming the bountiful tourists and themselves being photographed and videoed, so instead of entering the pubs, which they have done in the past, they waited outside.
After spotting one or two previously photographed faces a host of cops dutifully arrived in Parliament Square but were disappointed. It makes you wonder how much this suppression of a human right costs the taxpayer and how much better those police would be employed targeting actual criminals instead of peaceful protesters.
Video of 1st Day of Action
Video of 2nd Day of Action