Hundreds turn up for Anti-Thatcher party at Trafalgar Square
Despite a soggy day, hundreds of people turned up this evening to 'celebrate' Margaret Thatcher's death, at Trafalgar Square.
As there were many protests going on today, as well as a major football match at Wembley between Millwall and Wigan, the police arrived early in the morning and throughout the day even though the event started early in the evening. They also lurked in pairs along side streets.
Jonathan, a Millwall supporter from Bermondsey and a socialist, who chose to be at Trafalgar Square, said, "I thought that the party was pretty tasteless, but I don't agree that we should waste £10 million of our money on a state funeral'.
Shortly after 6pm, there was a loud cheer as a group from the National Union of Mineworkers (North East region) turned up with a huge banner.
The party was largely peaceful and there was a lot of camaraderie.
Trafalgar Square was the scene of the Poll Tax riots in 1990 which was set up by Margaret Thatcher.
There has been some talk that there should a statue of her on the Fourth Plinth by Margaret Thatcher supporters.
I left after 7pm, and after that the right wing Millwall supporters came, and according to some reports, there were a few scuffles.