British Police History, 1981 Brixton riot
For three days in April 1981 young black men battled the police on the streets of Brixton. These youngsters were faced with the toxic combination of unemployment, racism, a society which marginalised their political voice and which addressed the symptoms of urban decay with systematic over-policing. The breaking point was exasperation at oppressive use of stop and search, in particular the massive ‘Operation Swamp 81’.
Brixton Riots April 1981, an eye witness accounts of the Brixton Disorders in and around the Frontline, Atlantic Road, Railton Road, Coldharbour Lane and Brixton Road, Brixton, Lambeth, London
Brixton riot aftermath
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Thirty-two years ago today, protesters and police clashed violently on the streets of Brixton, South London, in a confrontation that injured 325 people and left 30 buildings gutted by flames.To the la...
Tate Gardens public toilets by Tate Library and Brixton Theatre. Historical Brixton - old and new photos of Brixton, Lambeth, London, SW9 and SW2
Public Toilet, Tate Library Gardens, Rushcroft Road, Brixton, Brixton 1905