Pictures copyright (C) 2008, Peter Marshall. All rights reserved.
Neither Fingers nor Minds quite met
Animal rights supporters called for a boycott over fur
An angry gesture
Police intervene with a warning
The square was still full of people, with crowds of Chinese arguing heatedly (if seldom very cogently) with human rights demonstrators. The police in general seemed to be doing a decent job of preventing actual conflict, stepping in to warn those who became overheated or abusive. After a while they decided to clear the square, although a few arguments continued on the North Terrace.
More pictures on My London Diary shortly: