• Short Summary

    July 8 marks the first anniversary of the last Brixton riot in 1981 which saw some of the worst street fighting in mainland Britain during a summer of troubles.

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    BRIXTON , LONDON , UNITED KINGDOM , JULY 1981 VISNEWS LIBRARY (ORIGINAL SOURCE BBC)
    GVs Rioting in Brixton/ police holding up barricade .street fighting (2 shots) 0.13

    Background: July 8 marks the first anniversary of the last Brixton riot in 1981 which saw some of the worst street fighting in mainland Britain during a summer of troubles. Despite an enquiry, and a lot of work within the community, the basic problems which sparked off the riots remain. Unemployment in the area among young blacks has risen dramatically and street crime in Brixton is higher than anywhere else in the country. Chief superintendent Bob Marsh of Brixton police admits privately that his men walk a tightrope when they arrest a black suspect, and publicly he says little has changed and the riots could happen again. Community relations official Amu Mudu says he believes it's less likely to happen again than most people think, but unless the underlying problems of unemployment, better housing and community education are tackled, the area could erupt.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65OMS05QV7DX701V44WMAFJCR
    Media URN:
    VLVA65OMS05QV7DX701V44WMAFJCR
    Group:
    File reuters - Can Sell
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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