Guy from Leeds said "I tried to text but I'm shaking too much... they cut us off from the camp so we sat here peacefully at the North end. All of a sudden they moved on to us." Hannah from Oxford told: "We were sitting on the ground as we had been for hours. Unprovoked and giving no warning they forced their way forward swiping at us with batons. I've been hit over round my mouth."
In contrast with some scenes near the Bank of England, the camp had been serene throughout the day, until police moved in surrounding the camp in the evening. Since then, despite complete non-violence, the police have repeatedly attacked protesters. The camp has promised to stay in place for 24 hours.