After demonstrating in Parliament Square for an hour, around 100 students joined a sit-down protest, blocking roads around central London.
The guests then settled down to a sit-down meal with entertainment provided by a barbershop chorus, a magician and a band.
As the peaceful sit-down protest was winding down the police announced they would forcefully remove people.
But that was the only sour note and my excuse for my bad manners is that I was desperate for a sit-down and a coffee, Starbucks was only a few steps away, and there was just the one vacant pavement table.
A small group of demonstrators also managed to stop traffic by staging a sit-down protest on Highgate on Saturday, but police said they returned to the pavement after five minutes, and nobody was arrested.
I had to have a bit of a sit-down and a stiff drink before I replied, such was the shock.
Fortunately for those of us whose creaky old knees have not been near a demo in decades, the sit-down lasts only a minute and the march moves peacefully towards its climax in George Square.
Demonstrators, whose numbers peaked at around 500, converged on the Peace Gardens, then headed out to various points around the city centre for sit-down protests.
A cup of tea and a sit-down will be more beneficial than a 10-mile run.
Government school lecturers employed on hourly basis also began a sit-down protest at the assembly on the same day to demand permanency.