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November 1989. I was not long turned 18, in my first year at [Imperial College](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_College_London), and working on [Felix](http://www.felixonline.co.uk/), the student newspaper. Oh, and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government was proposing to replace student grants with student loans. Cue a wave of protests and demos…
The first of those was on November 22nd, meeting at 1pm on Malet Street, London. I was there – but not as a protestor. I had my notebook, I had my camera. I was *reporting*. 
Over two decades later, I was watching this year’s demos begin, and discussing it with others on Twitter. I couldn’t resist digging out my old negatives, scanning them and sharing them, as a point of comparison with last week:
Things have, I think, changed…