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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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