NEW CROSS FIRE, SOUTH LONDON 1981 PEOPLE DEMONSTRATE ABOUT THE DEATH OF 13 YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE, POLICE BLAMED FOR IT., 1981 The New Cross Fire was a devastating house fire which killed 13 young black people during a birthday party in New Cross, southeast London on Sunday 18 January 1981. Some were shocked by what they perceived as the indifference of the white population, and accused the London Metropolitan Police of covering up the cause, which they suspected was an arson attack motivated by racism; the protests arising out of the fire led to a mobilisation of black political activity. Nobody has ever been charged in relation to the fire
NEW CROSS FIRE 1981 1980S SOUTH LONDON BLACK COMMUNITY DEMONSTRATION
NEW CROSS FIRE, SOUTH LONDON 1981 PEOPLE DEMONSTRATE ABOUT THE DEATH OF 13 YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE, POLICE BLAMED FOR IT., 1981 The New Cross Fire was a devastating house fire which killed 13 young black people during a birthday party in New Cross, southeast London on Sunday 18 January 1981. Some were shocked by what they perceived as the indifference of the white population, and accused the London Metropolitan Police of covering up the cause, which they suspected was an arson attack motivated by racism; the protests arising out of the fire led to a mobilisation of black political activity. Nobody has ever been charged in relation to the fire

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Date: 27 Oct 2011
Location: NEW CROSS LONDON UK
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