The UK parliament
Dozens of other universities also had sit-ins and protests in the lead-up to the vote.
When the tuition hike plan passed by 21 votes, however, the UCL students became a focal point for an additional reason: their map of the protests in central London.
The group, using the handle "UCLoccupation" on Google Maps quickly became a repository of information and news about the protesting students, and police reaction. The map, along with a blog and Google Docs spreadsheet formed the core of the tracking.
Following the timeline down the side of the map, students apparently planned an initial parliament square party for 2pm, but from 11:57am, the first update about police presence "Police moving down Whitehall" was posted.
Before long, the updates regarding the presence of helicopters, mounted police,