voices were silenced by the ban on megaphones (enforced by the stewards).
banners were uniformly bland.
this demo was so impotent that even the police forward intelligence team photographers didn't bother turning up!
a letter was delivered by tony benn and others to downing street.
everyone did as they were told and left at 7pm
the critical mass cycle ride turned up and blocked whitehall for a while soon after - many riders had middle-east related banners - the ride also took over the marylebone road and headed for the lebanese area of edgware road.