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Jun
2017
Monday 19th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

CAMPAIGNERS staged a march and rally at the weekend demanding a public inquiry into the notorious attack by 6,000 police on striking miners at Orgreave and its subsequent cover-up.

The rally on Saturday was staged near the site of the former depot — which has since been closed and demolished — to mark the anniversary of the 1984 bloodbath in South Yorkshire.

Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign chair Joe Rollin expressed hope that an inquiry into the scandal was more likely due to the recent gains of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn.

“This general election shows there is significant support for a new type of politics in this country based on fairness and social justice,” she said.

“The Labour Party is committed to implementing an inquiry and has stated clearly in its manifesto its intention to hold a public inquiry into policing practices at Orgreave.”

Home Secretary Amber Rudd last year promised an inquiry into Orgreave but reneged under pressure from senior Tories and the right-wing media.




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