For a start, Germany just took 10,000 in the space of a day.
Seventy-seven were arrested in the Eric Garner solidarity "die-in".
And vowed to do it again.
Unsurprisingly, no one I spoke to was that pleased about the results.
And learned that boredom is the British police's favourite weapon.
Mike Weatherley tried to ban squatting while supporting a London squatting group.
Everyone had a different story about how they'd been screwed.
But loads of riot cops turned up to spoil their fun ahead of the G8.
Two years on, Bashar's still not dead.