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MY BRITISH ARCHIVE, THE WAY WE WERE 1968-1983

Notting Hill carnival riot August Bank Holiday Monday 1976.  Police come under attack from the predominatingly black community who are hurling stones and other missiles at them. Some police have drawn their truncheons.The Notting Hill Carnival started in 1966 and was a low-key local Caribbean community event. By 1976 as many as 150,000 people were attending.  In the late afternoon, at the north end of Portobello Road  near the Westway flyover violence erupted after police officers attempted to arrest a group of pickpockets working the crowd. Running skirmishes developed that led to a full scale riot. Bricks and bottles were thrown, by both black and white youths; the police were woefully unprepared and defended themselves with amongst other things dustbin lids. 160 people were hospitalised, there were over 60 arrests. Notting Hill, London, England 30th August 1976.
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Notting Hill Carnival Riots 1970s England
Notting Hill carnival riot August Bank Holiday Monday 1976. Police come under attack from the predominatingly black community who are hurling stones and other missiles at them. Some police have drawn their truncheons.The Notting Hill Carnival started in 1966 and was a low-key local Caribbean community event. By 1976 as many as 150,000 people were attending. In the late afternoon, at the north end of Portobello Road near the Westway flyover violence erupted after police officers attempted...
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Filename: NOTTING HILL RIOTS POLICE UNDER ATTACK 1970S BRITAIN 003 .jpg
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From gallery: MY BRITISH ARCHIVE, THE WAY WE WERE 1968-1983
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 1 Jan 1976
Location: Notting Hill Greater London UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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