Read this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11726822
If you're reading right now, then watch this: http://atdhe.net/watch-bbc-news.php
Basically, the student protests in London, probably due to a few chavs, have turned pretty violent. Which kinda sucks. But still shows something.
Really though, there are about 50,000 students protesting in London right now against the rise in tuition fees. The only Lib Dem MP I've seen interviewed is being a typical politician by saying he opposes the policy but failing to vote against it.
Also, typical media coverage. Watching the BBC's coverage and they have a few contacts inside the Millibank Tower (where the violence is happening) who they are talking to periodically. Every single one they've spoken to has the same message: "we're all working as usual, there is no danger to us." But the typical sellout reporter in the studio is trying to push the idea that the building is under siege and nobody is getting out alive.
They had a speaker from the student body to question about the protest. He pushed the point that 99% of the protest is still peaceful and the only way it will be remembered as violent is if the media covers it in such a way. After thanking him the pictures, of course, go straight back to police fighting with protesters and the useless reporter trying to make it into an apocalyptic movie scene.
Screw the mass media. I had more faith in the BBC.