With the backlash of Sunday's (August 9) "Black Power" demonstration in the London district of Maida Vale today, came further allegations of police discrimination against coloured communities in London.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: QUESTION: Mr. Hines, it's been reported that your Association wants a public inquiry into the whole question of your relationship between the police in this country and the coloured communities. Is this so?
ANSWER: I don't about public inquiry. I don't believe (indistinct) they should actually send out some official and talk to a few known black people. I think that the Home Secretary should in fact start talking to Black Power leaders as they're called.
QUESTION: Why do you ??? this is? How urgent do you think the problem is?
ANSWER: Well, it's important that the Home Secretary talk to these people that black people are now going through in Britain, and they're the only ones in fact who can say what can be done.
QUESTION: What sort of suffering are black people going through? What sort of relationship is there between black people and the police.
ANSWER: Well, very bad, very bad. We've had hundreds of youths coming into the Black House for example, complaining about police malpractices outside. The first ten you might say they're exaggerating and the next 90 there must be some fact in it....they complain that on the street the police will stop them and search them unnecessarily and would sort of put them up for suspicion and the police station they assume that the youths have done something. The youths are now uptight that as it were. I mean, they're prepared to face injustice with whatever means necessary.
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Background: With the backlash of Sunday's (August 9) "Black Power" demonstration in the London district of Maida Vale today, came further allegations of police discrimination against coloured communities in London. Militant leaders have warned that more violent racial clashes will follow.
The latest threats came as Home Secretary, Reginald Maudling was studying a report on Sunday's incident.
One of the leaders of London's Black Community is journalist, Vince Hines.