Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Remembering the Brixton Riot of 1981

Watching footage of the 1981 Brixton riot evokes thoughts of the uprisings which have been happening across North African countries for the past several months.

To view these videos, see: 30th Anniversary of the Brixton Riot.

These videos also bring to mind the riots which have erupted in London and other UK cities over the past few months, including those which followed the recent peaceful anti-cuts demo and several recent student demos.

Now white people are feeling the pressure, it's mostly white people who are demonstrating and white youngsters who are rioting. Having said that, however, white youths stood alongside Black youths during the Brixton uprising of 1981.

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