Monday 7 April 2008 5.22pm
I saw what appeared to be an almost empty small bus shoot past County Hall
and head off down York Road
, through red lights, with a huge police motorcycle escort. Didn't recognise anyone on it, but it was going fast.
I watched a lot of it on tv, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I thought the attempts by the protesters to get to the torch were fantastic, and the police response was just about right - not over the top, but forceful enough. Made me proud to be British! The Independent, today, captured my feeling perfectly, ending their piece with "It was, in short, a very British day of rage."