At Ludgate Circus, protesters began to boo and jeer – only to find the rest of the crowd applauding all the more loudly to drown them out.
Ever since the news of her death last Monday, we have been told one thing above all else about Baroness Thatcher: that she was divisive.
But not today, not along the route of her funeral procession. From Westminster to St Paul’s, mourners crammed the pavements, in places 12 deep. In the build-up there’d been rumours of violent protests: lumps of coal or milk bottles would be thrown at her coffin.
In the event, all that was thrown was flowers.