(Via Instapundit) One presumes, at least, based on the graffiti (generally Communist; I'd also say 'vile and ignorant,' but that would be redundant), the careful over-dramatic poses (with obligatory bandannas), and of course the crowd of screaming blackshirt anarchists smashing the window of Prince Charles' limo while screaming "Tory scum*." The ostensible reason for the rioting was the recent hiking of tuition rates in England, which have proven to be unpopular. I say 'ostensible' because, as is the custom, the protests got taken over by Hard Left groups who could care less about tuition increases. What they do care about is inciting a politically-useful violent response from the police, which they apparently think will allow them to start the Revolution on the spot. Which wouldn't actually happen, but then Communism is intellectualism for stupid people.
By the way, I have a suggestion for the British: if your students can't have a demonstration without throwing a paint can through a limousine window and attacking your heir to the throne, then perhaps everybody that you catch at it shouldn't get to be students anymore. And don't let yourself get too worked up about them reacting badly to it, either. Your own Winston Churchill had quite a few things to say on the subject of appeasement, and why it's a bad idea. You know, Churchill. The fellow whose statue one of your spoiled man-children was caught urinating on.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*I know, I know: Prince Charles? A Tory? Over here he'd be a member of the PCCC (Green edition). They have different definitions over there, of course.