Politics 27 November 2010 Was this a mounted police charge on Whitehall? You decide "Anybody who knows anything about equestrian activities will see perhaps a trot followed by walking Print HTML A YouTube video appearing to show police on horseback charging at a group of student protesters surfaced on YouTube yesterday. The footage from Wednesday's protest has since been viewed nearly 100,000 times. On Radio 4's Today programme this morning Meredydd Hughes, Chief Constable of South Yorkshire defended the action of the police. He told John Humphrys: I can't comment on the operation itself, except to say I would urge people to see [the video] for themselves and judge the comment about charging into the crowd. And anybody who knows anything about equestrian activities will see perhaps a trot followed by walking horses. Well, you can judge for yourself. The pertinent part of the footage below begins at around 1 min 10 seconds: › Get charged to see your own news coverage? Yes you can Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein. Subscribe More Related articles Angela Eagle is set to challenge Jeremy Corbyn. But many still hope for Tom Watson Jeremy Corbyn only made one mistake - he should have taken tighter control of the Labour party Labour MPs pass a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn – what happens now?