NUT speaker is telling us his school and parents tried to bully staff into not going on #strike #j30
A local woman stops by for a few moments to show a bit of east end solidarity, in passing she tells me and Alex Penn that she wishes us all a good future and that she prays for us. Perhaps an ominous statement but heartfelt nonetheless
"This sort of strike never achieves anything apart from damage" David Cameron's quote in CaptainSKA's latest single bit.ly/captska #J30
Quick pit stop. All pushing on at around half 10.
'Congratulations' - Passing Cyclist
And that's for the @elephantstudent. Who I'm helping out, from 200 miles away :) #j30 #june30
Missed UKUncut breakfast outside British Library, very small group of protesters still present. Some police and Library Security outside. Heading towards Lincoln Inn Fields now..
Anyone on protests today, send me your photos and I'll add them to the @elephantstudent liveblog. #j30 #june30 #ukuncut
Indymedia 'text to tweet" - text short reports to 07943103736 #j30
** Birmingham ** Loads of support for the council picket lines from drivers in Birmingham-80-90% of cars + vans r beeping their horns! #j30
** Manchester ** Demo starts at all saints park in 20 minutes #j30 #strike
** Truro ** Speeches have started on lemon quay in Truro. 100-200 people here. Good turn put for Cornwall. #j30
People are due to begin demonstrating in Manchester's All Saints Park in 20 minutes. #j30 #june30
In turn at least 4 riot vans have moved briskly past us. The protesters however seem thoroughly unprepared for violence, the mood is angry, but that anger is very much directed at the Tories, not other members of the public or private property
** London ** Arts against the cuts meet-up point at UCU picket line outside Central St Martins, Southampton Row at 10.45am #j30
'My teacher already has to mark my homework. Don't give them this crap as well!!!' small child's placard outside Holborn..
Just passed 4 police vans on the walk to Lincoln Inn Fields..
Childmade banners to professional ones. The unity and diversity of protest is on a large scale.
Mark Bergfield, head of the Education Activist Alliance says, "it's looking very big and lively all we need to make sure of is that we don't lose momentum after today but continue the fight."
Whistles, leaflets,union paper, banners, all being handed out outside holborn station. Hundreds walking down lincoln inn fields. Union stands littered around the square. Police talking casually with the activists. 'Let's not be fooled as who our friends our' Speaker for Communist Party of Great Britain.
'Cut the war not education'.