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Protest & Violence
18 Apr 1960: Thousands protest against H-bomb

19 Feb 1961: Lumumba rally clashes with UK police

31 Jul 1962: Violence flares at Mosley rally

03 Jul 1966: Arrests in London after Vietnam rally

27 Oct 1968: Police clash with anti-war protesters

10 Jan 1969: Civil rights protesters defiant

24 Jan 1969: LSE closes over student clashes

27 Jan 1969: Rebel students take over LSE

21 Sep 1969: Police storm squat in Piccadilly

26 Jun 1970: Violence flares as Devlin is arrested

12 Jan 1971: British minister's home bombed

27 Apr 1971: Protest disrupts Welsh language trial

31 Mar 1972: CND begins march to Aldermaston

03 Jun 1972: Protestant march ends in battle

15 Jun 1974: Man dies in race rally clashes

17 Jun 1974: IRA bombs parliament

21 Jul 1974: Cyprus conflict spills into London

16 Oct 1974: Maze prison goes up in flames

25 Mar 1975: National Front rallies against Europe

30 Aug 1976: Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot

17 Oct 1978: Grey seal cull dramatically reduced

03 Oct 1979: Anti-racists tackle South African rugby tourists

17 Jun 1980: Government announces missile sites

19 Jun 1980: Gunbattle at British embassy in Iraq

12 May 1981: Second IRA protester dies in jail

11 Apr 1981: Brixton ablaze after riot

03 Oct 1981: IRA Maze hunger strikes at an end

24 Oct 1981: CND rally attracts thousands

25 Nov 1981: Brixton riots report blames racial tension

16 Jun 1982: Welsh miners back health workers

30 Nov 1982: Animal activists bomb Downing Street

01 Apr 1983: Human chain links nuclear sites

22 Oct 1983: CND march attracts biggest ever crowd

04 Apr 1984: Greenham Common women evicted

29 May 1984: Miners and police clash at Orgreave

28 Sep 1984: Pit dispute 'illegal' says judge

12 Oct 1984: Tory Cabinet in Brighton bomb blast

01 Jun 1985: Hippies clash with police at Stonehenge

28 Sep 1985: Riots in Brixton after police shooting

01 Oct 1985: Riots erupt in Toxteth and Peckham

31 Mar 1986: Greater London Council abolished

17 Feb 1987: Tamils strip off at Heathrow

31 Jul 1987: Newspaper caught in Spycatcher row

20 Jan 1987: Police crack down on soccer hooligans

31 Mar 1990: Violence flares in poll tax demonstration

14 Aug 1990: One in five yet to pay poll tax

03 Jan 1991: Britain expels Iraqi diplomats

07 Dec 1993: Activists lose battle over chestnut tree

06 Jun 1994: Asylum seekers flee detention centre

20 Jun 1995: Shell makes dramatic U-turn

13 Dec 1995: Riots break out in Brixton

18 Jan 1996: Green groups join bypass battle

26 May 1998: Veterans reject Japanese 'sorrow'

18 Jun 1999: Anti-capitalism demo turns violent

01 May 2000: May Day violence on London streets

08 Sep 2000: French fuel protests spread to UK

15 Sep 2000: UK fuel protesters go back home

14 Nov 2000: Fuel protesters rally for tax cut

07 Jul 2001: Two stabbed in Bradford race riots

16 Dec 2001: Thousands rally for Scots countryside

18 Nov 2003: High security as Bush visits UK
 
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