The Day The Students Went Mad

They turned central London upside-down.

There were over 150 arrests, and chaos reigned until the early hours.

And all because London University couldn't hold a Guy Fawkes procession.

Alan Dein retraces the forgotten events of November 1953, when students in Britain held demonstrations on a massive scale.

Retired judges, naval officers and teachers who all took part in the protest recall their experiences.

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They turned central London upside-down.

There were over 150 arrests, and chaos reigned until the early hours.

And all because London University couldn't hold a Guy Fawkes procession.

Alan Dein retraces the forgotten events of November 1953, when students in Britain held demonstrations on a massive scale.

Retired judges, naval officers and teachers who all took part in the protest recall their experiences.