Southall 1979 pamphlet

Today is the anniversary of the police riot in Southall on 23 April, 1979 when police attempted to break up a demonstration against the National Front outside Southall Town Hall. There were numerous injuries and over 300 arrests, while one protestor, Blair Peach, was killed. Recently declassified files reveal much more about what happened at Southall, as well as the roadblocks put up to holding any police responsible. David Renton wrote this in 2014 for the London Review of Books on these declassified files.

I have uploaded a scan of a pamphlet produced by the Socialist Workers Party, one of the key organisations behind the Anti-Nazi League, shortly after the events, which has previously not been scanned. Please find a download link below.

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