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Notting Hill Carnival 30 August
1976: Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot

More than 100 police officers are taken to hospital after clashes at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London.


Stephen Lawrence 24 February
1999: Lawrence report blasts 'racist' police
London's police force is "institutionally racist" says a report on the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

DJ at Pollyanna's nightclub 23 November
1978: Nightclub ordered to lift race ban
A Birmingham nightclub is ordered to open its doors to black and Chinese people.

Home Secretary Reginald Maudling 24 February
1971: UK restricts Commonwealth migrants
Commonwealth citizens lose their automatic right to remain in the UK under the government's new Immigration Bill.

Campaign leader Sohan Singh Jolly 9 April
1969: Sikh busmen win turban fight
Sikh busmen in Wolverhampton have won the right to wear turbans on duty after a long-running campaign.

UK Race Relations
04 Oct 1965: Immigrants feel at home with BBC

08 Dec 1965: New UK race law 'not tough enough'

15 Jul 1966: Euston staff 'colour bar' ended

04 Feb 1968: More Kenyan Asians flee to Britain

20 Apr 1968: Powell slates immigration policy

26 Nov 1968: Race discrimination law tightened

07 Aug 1972: Asians given 90 days to leave Uganda

18 Sep 1972: Expelled Ugandans arrive in UK

19 Dec 1972: Amin ultimatum to Uganda Britons

23 Apr 1979: Teacher dies in Southall race riots

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

11 Apr 1981: Brixton ablaze after riot

05 Jul 1981: Police attacked in Liverpool riots

25 Nov 1981: Brixton riots report blames racial tension

28 Sep 1985: Riots in Brixton after police shooting

01 Oct 1985: Riots erupt in Toxteth and Peckham

25 Nov 1991: Silcott not guilty of PC's murder

29 Jul 1993: Lawrence murder suspects freed

17 Sep 1993: Shock as racist wins council seat

13 Dec 1995: Riots break out in Brixton

07 Jul 2001: Two stabbed in Bradford race riots

25 Jun 2001: Race violence erupts in Burnley
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