This picture is of protestors being attacked by police with water cannon during
the Black Civil Rights Movement in America in the 1960s.
Although it does not reflect policing in Camden today it is being used because
the Police intend to bring water cannons to London
Picture taken from FB event for Brixton Black Revolutionary Socialists
Humphrey Brown = 13
Patricia Johnson = 15
Lloyd Hall = 21
Andrew Gooding = 14
Yvonne Ruddock = 16 =
Paul Ruddock = 22, brother of Yvonne
Patrick Cummings = 15
Lilian Henry = 16
Peter Campbell = 18
Owen Thomson = 16
Glen Powell = 16
Steve Collins = 17
Gerry Francis = 17
18 January 1981, Yvonne Ruddock and Angela Jackson were celebrating their birthdays with a hundred of friends in New Cross. Their party is now remembered as The New Cross House Fire that devastated a house killing 13 Black youngsters and, physically and mentally maimed 26 others.
Believed to be a racist attack (far right groups were very active in the area at the time) and a police investigation that should have lasted two years instead of a few weeks concluding to an accident, Over 20000 people marched on the 2 March 1981 from New Cross to Hyde Park for the first Black People Day of Action (that helped shape the Brixton Riot) protesting against the New Cross Massacre.
Artist and dub-poet Linton Kwesi Johnson helped founding the New Cross Massacre Action Committee.
On Sunday 2 March, there will be a procession to celebrate Black Youth Stand Up in New Cross starting @ 9am in honour and commemoration of the History of Black People in Britain.
Following the 13 dead massacre, Menelik Shabazz released a short film-documentary called Blood Ah Goh Run. The year of the massacre, he had released Burning An Illusion.
2 March 2014 = http://www.inapp.org.uk/black-peoples-day-of-action
Other antiracist events
Road show per Borough to resist racism = https://www.facebook.com/events/418102531626303/
15 March 2014 = Antifascists against extreme right English Volunteer Force = https://www.facebook.com/NorthLondonAntifa
Britain’s Black Legacy = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7xk6xnJ7o