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Police action defended after Southall riots

Title
Police action defended after Southall riots
Genre
Interview
TX Date
14 Jun 1979
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:03:38
Description
Interview with Assistant Commissioner in charge of the Special Patrol Group of the Metropolitan Police, Wilf Gibson, where he defends his unit in response to criticism of their behaviour during the Southall riots in West London where Anti-Nazi League protester Blair Peach died, allegedly after a police beating. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Wilf Gibson
Keywords
Deaths; London; Police; Violence; Demonstrations; Metropolitan Police; National Front; Blair Peach; Anti-Nazi League; Southall; Riots; Policing practice; Anti-nazi movements

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