Protests in Westminster
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What went wrong in Westminster at the protests?

Newsnight's Paul Mason analyses how student protests in London led to a breakdown in public order.

The Metropolitan Police has launched a "major criminal investigation" into the disorder during the protests in recent weeks.

The force said a "significant number" of protesters had been "intent on violence", and people suspected of criminal behaviour would be prosecuted.

Students have criticised police tactics, particularly of holding demonstrators in a small area, known as "kettling".

  • 10 Dec 2010