You have a group of students, professors and no doubt the ever guilty ‘outside agitators’ all in London protesting possible tuition hikes. So what do you do? Here’s a great idea: charge** into the crowd with horses! Won’t that show everyone you are right and they are wrong?
Now, here’s the thing that gets me: at least since the student protests at Berkeley in 1964-65, we’ve had all sorts of police attacks on students. Pretty much, they do not work. There should be some lesson book that says something like, “Lots of people think of students as overly privileged, but few want to see police charging at young people who are our future.” And, as it turns out in this case, highly vulnerable. I.e., pregnant. Or so it seems.
The mounted police charge** at about 1:06.
**The description of the police on horses as charging comes from the Guardian..