On 23 April, 2875 police officers were deployed (including 94 on horseback) to protect the NF’s right of assembly, 700 protesters were arrested, 345 of whom would be charged, 97 police officers and 64 members of the public were reported to have been injured, and one demonstrator, Blair Peach, was killed. The police inquiry into his death wouldn’t be published until 2010.


David Renton’s 2014 article in the London Review of Books.

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