Notting Hill, London 1976. The Notting Hill Carnival started as a low key local Caribbean community event. By 1976 as many as 150,000 people were attending. Violence erupted and 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. 1970s UK.
Notting Hill Carnival Riots 1970s England
Notting Hill, London 1976. The Notting Hill Carnival started as a low key local Caribbean community event. By 1976 as many as 150,000 people were attending. Violence erupted and 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. 1970s UK.

Filename: POLICE DUSTBIN LID SHIELDS NOTTINGHILL CARNIVAL RIOT LONDON BRITAIN 1970's 004A301015.jpg
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 1 Jan 1976
Location: Notting Hill Greater London UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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  • London England
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  • 1976
  • 1970-1979
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  • Dustbin Lid Shields.