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The Brixton riots: 30 years on

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Thirty years ago, the Brixton riots shocked the country, as petrol bombs were thrown and police and local youths fought in the streets.

The BBC's Bob Simpson reported from the scene.

David Zinzan, the Metropolitan Police's south east area commander, and the poet and activist Linton Kwesi Johnson discuss how much community relations have improved since then.


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