1981 Brixton riot
These men were on the frontline as south London burned. 38 years later, they discuss the new frontier of injustice
The 1981 Brixton riots took place between protesters in between 10 and 12 April 1981. The riots resulted in almost 280 injuries to police and around 60 injuries to members of the public. Reports suggested that up to 5000 people were involved.
Between 27C and 32C aggression and irritability are likely to be increased, psychologists say.
"Two months ago we marched to Scotland Yard, more than 2,000 of us, all blacks, and it was peaceful and calm and you know what? Not a word in the press. Last night, a bit of rioting and looting and look around you."