Fair points, to a degree, however it wasn't really students that did this, their protest was hijacked by anarchists, people for whom a fight with the police is seen as a good day out.
Sadly, we're going to get our turn at this tomorrow when the English Defence League & TUC separately march through Peterborough. They will be joined by people from the BNP, National Front, anti fascist league and the usual scumbags who rock up for a scrap with the police at the slightest hint of a chance. Peterborough police have drafted in officers from a number of neighbouring counties and further afield as they are expecting over 5000 people to descend upon the City Centre tomorrow and all serving officers have had their rest days cancelled.
I'd maybe give the City a miss tomorrow, folks. Here's hoping it passes peacefully though.