The Beijing Olympic torch relay came to the South Bank and Southwark on Sunday amid tight security and some confusion as to the route the flame would take.
The flame was due to arrive at Festival Pier on the South Bank on board a police boat but spectators on the riverside walkway were left wondering whether the flame had passed by or not, such was the haste with which police escorted the Olympic entourage onto the terrace of the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall.
After a short intermission the flame continued its journey over Waterloo Bridge.
Following a tour of the City of London it returned to SE1 via London Bridge and Tooley Street.
As of 3pm police say that 35 arrests have been made for a range of public order offences.
The mood was tense throughout the torch relay as police tried to keep demonstrators at bay.
There were boos and chants of "Free Tibet" along the route.
The former sports minister accused Gordon Brown of "colluding in a propaganda stunt for China" by personally welcoming the torch at Downing Street.
• The Athens Olympic torch relay visited Southwark in June 2004.
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