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Last Updated: Monday May 23 2005 13:03 GMT

Famous strikes in UK history

Actors recreate a scene from the 1984 miner's strike
The General Strike, 1926

This lasted for nine days during which nearly all of the UK stopped running.

It was held to support coal miners.

The Miners' Strike, 1984

This was a long and bitter strike held because workers were to lose jobs in the coal industry.

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