Youths show contempt for a black police officer during a National Demonstration Against Racism in Newham in 1985. The demonstration saw 3000 people march in support of seven youths, the Newham 7, who were set to face trial for affray, and more serious conspiracy charges later dropped, arising from defending themselves against racist attacks. The march also supported the Justice for the Pryce Family campaign bringing together members of the Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities under a common banner and a shared struggle. The Pryce family demanded justice for the racist killing of 16-year old Eustace Pryce by Martin Newhouse, subsequently convicted of manslaughter and affray. London, 27.4.1985...
England, UK. 27.04.1985. Newham 7 Defence Campaign and Justice for the Pryce Family Support Committee march in support of the Newham Seven, Asian youths, Zafar Khan, Khan Bahadur, Parvaiz Khan, Amjad Ali, Jyoti Rajabbanm Jamal Chaudhri, Habib Mohammed , shortly to face trial at the Old Bailey on charges arising from clashes with local white racists, and justice for the racist killing of 16-year old Eustace Pryce by Martin Newhouse, subsequently convicted of manslaughter and affray. .On 7 April 1984 group of racist thugs driving around in a car carried out a series of racist attacks in the Upton Park and Forest Gate areas of Newham. These attacks included a vicious assault on a partially disabled 16-year old Asian youth who was bundled into the car, taken to Wanstead Flats and beaten with a hammer. A family shopping on Green Street were attacked, as was an apprentice returning from work on St Stephens Road and a youth on Plashet Road. Further attacks during the day were orchestrated by racists drinking at The Duke of Edinburgh pub and as news spread, local Asian youths gathered outside the pub to confront the racists. The pub was well-known locally as a haunt of racists The police arrived almost immediately, one Asian was arrested and kept into custody overnight. Three white youths who were inside the pub, throwing with billiard balls, beer glasses and bottles at Asian youths, were also arrested but released that evening without charge. Over the next few weeks, six more Asians were arrested. ..Copyright © 1985 Andrew Wiard.W: www.reportphotos.com.E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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