Pleased to have been a part of that yesterday. I think its was Doc H that likened it to the old Denmark meetings, as part of an earlier ISA version. Proper West Ham people, united again for a proper cause. Can see this only growing, and mometum carrying 'the protest' into all sorts of manifestations.
Even the media spin isn't as GSB bias as it once was (see todays Times and the article about Brady, as an example)
There was 2 fairly large walking groups from Stratford station, which kinda mingled near chav square and the carpenters arms. As we went past the carpenters, you could here all the fans in there partying - and the DJ announced something along the lines of "if you wanna go protest abotu the club, nows the chance, join those outside".......I thought that was a blinding endorsement. Principles trumping commerical gain (take note GSB)
I must admist to feeling a dis-connected to those donned in claret and blue en route to game, as they walked over the bridges, and looking into the protest. Some
of them with total disdain - didn't appreciate that.
I only went to the protest, not the game. So it was really weird going home against the flow of fans. And something there really struck a chord. Went from the protest to Stratford station. From there to West Ham station which included a C2C train pulling in packed with our match going fans,.......... And the part of that I cannot erase from my mind is that going past all those 1000's of fans, I didn;t see any joking around, singing, smiling even. Just a huge big unconnected (almost miserable) mob of people, going through the motions out of habit.
........But without doubt, the highlight for me yesterday was attending the closing ceremony at UP memorial gardens in the morning, prior to the protest. After the reverend had finished one part of his sermen, someone started singing bubbles. Of course we all joined in. Went through a whole range of emotions during those few minutes.......but felt beyond priviliged to have been there again, singing that song, in that place, with those people.