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The Poll Tax Riot and the burning of the South African Embassy II

Last year, I wrote about how the South African Embassy was attacked, with its windows smashed and a tourist display set ablaze, during the Poll Tax Riot in Trafalgar Square on 31 March 1990. ┬áRecently we have obtained new photos … Continue reading

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The Poll Tax Riot and the burning of the South African Embassy

Trafalgar Square has been a focus for protest and dissent since the 19th Century. ┬áThis blog focuses on the history of the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square in the late 1980s, but the square is … Continue reading

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