Working Class History

On this day, 8 July 1981, over 1000 youths stormed Moss Side police station in Manchester, hurling petrol bombs and even firing a crossbow.

Police were reported touring the area, taunting and hurling racist insults at black young people, and clashes continued for five days.

This is a series of articles about the wave of riots at the time:

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Author: historydojo

I’m a National Board Certified Teacher with nearly twenty years of experience teaching high school history. I blog about teaching, history, current events, the law and social justice.

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