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BATTLE OF LEWISHAM LONDON 1977

Lewisham, South London. 1977<br />
Robert Johnson bursts through a police cordon to confront National Front supporters protected behind police lines<br />
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Robert Johnson writes that he travelled to the demonstration from Sydenham, south east London. Immediately before this picture was taken he had been pinned down on the ground by four policemen, for some reason they were arguing as to who was going to arrest me! "I don't want anything to do with this one", was a comment he remembers hearing. In the confusion he somehow managed  to escape their grip, knocking one of the policeman's helmet to a jaunty angle. The crowd moved in behind him and he avoided being apprehended. <br />
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Robert has been in touch, but it would be good to get the name of the policeman too. Please make contact if you see this or your colleagues do. Many thanks.
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A left wing demonstrator tries to break through a police cordon at an anti National Front march. Lewisham, south London 1977.
Lewisham, South London. 1977
Robert Johnson bursts through a police cordon to confront National Front supporters protected behind police lines

Robert Johnson writes that he travelled to the demonstration from Sydenham, south east London. Immediately before this picture was taken he had been pinned down on the ground by four policemen, for some reason they were arguing as to who was going to arrest me! "I don't want anything to do with this one", was a comment...
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From gallery: BATTLE OF LEWISHAM LONDON 1977
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Date: 26 Oct 2009
Location: London UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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