Videos tagged with brixton riots

Music and singing in Maine

Music and singing in Maine

These dudes were singing and it was pretty good.

BRIXTON RIOTS

BRIXTON RIOTS

Roger Fuller was a 30 year old constable with the Metropolitan Police at the time of the riots. In this interview he talks about events of April 1981 - the Brixton Riots and how the police tried to handle the situation.

BRIXTON RIOTS 1981

BRIXTON RIOTS 1981

Alex Wheatle was 18 at the time of the riots and was among thousands of teenagers throwing bricks and bottles at police on Railton Road, which became known as "the Front Line". Now he is an established writer and father of three still living in south London. His award-winning novel East of Acre Lane, published in 2001, was inspired by the Brixton riots - which he describes here.

AFTERMATH OF BRIXTON RIOTS 1981

AFTERMATH OF BRIXTON RIOTS 1981

Alex Wheatle took part in the Brixton Riots of April 1981. He is also an award-winning novelist who wrote East of Acre Lane, published in 2001, which was inspired by the Brixton riots. Here he describes the aftermath and the devastation that was left after the rioting.

BRIXTON JUST BEFORE THE 1981 RIOTS

BRIXTON JUST BEFORE THE 1981 RIOTS

Born in South London of Jamaican parents, Alex Wheatle was 18 at the time of the riots which he took part in. Now he is an established writer and father of three still living in south London. His award-winning novel East of Acre Lane, published in 2001, was inspired by the Brixton riots. Here he talks about life in Brixton shortly before the riots in April 1981, the increased police presence and the lead up to the riot.