Trouble flared again today (Sunday) in the West London Notting Hill area, scene of violent racial disturbances in the late 1950's.
Trouble flared again today (Sunday) in the West London Notting Hill area, scene of violent racial disturbances in the late 1950's. Seventeen policemen were injured and nineteen people arrested when scuffles broke out during a Black Power demonstration.
Over two hundred negroes marched through Notting Hill in protest against police treatment of coloured people in the area. Police, forewarned about the demonstration, had cancelled leave at two stations along the route, and lined the roadsides in strength.
Violence broke out as police tried to re-route the precession of banner-waving marchers. Shouting "Police are pigs" the demonstrators attacked with bottles and beer cans.
There was widespread scuffling as police reinforcements moved in to make arrests. Six of the 17 injured police officers were taken to hospital and two were detained with head injuries.