Student protests are good fun. I always try to move to the front where most of the action happens. The mob is photogenic too with nary an angry lesbian vegan in sight. I still prefer French student protests only because the crowd is more chic and in France the police use water cannons and teargas and sometimes the good natured running battles are both fun and hilarious. Water cannons have never been used in England and it is unlikely they will ever be (riot or no riot). I also just discovered that there is no height requirement for the Brit Police because this barricade is quite short staffed.