" ... we forced them to sit down and rethink harassment."
August 14, 2020 1:00 AM   Subscribe

The fiftieth anniversary of a peaceful protest in Notting Hill that ended in a violent clash, arrests, a trial and exoneration.Trinidadian community activist Frank Crichlow opened The Mangrove restaurant in Notting Hill at the end of the 1960s. It became a focus for the local Black community, and drew visitors from further afield as well. In August 1970, a series of unwarranted police raids prompted a decision by the local community to hold a peaceful protest against the ongoing harassment. On the 9th August 1970, the demonstration began. It had far-reaching consequences.
posted by Martha My Dear Prudence (3 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
The BBC News article is a great read! Thanks!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:23 AM on August 14, 2020

Great read!
posted by domino at 6:55 AM on August 14, 2020

There's a BBC miniseries coming out. Here's the trailer. (SLFB)
posted by zorseshoes at 4:56 PM on August 15, 2020

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