Police and rioters clash in West End
Sunday 13 April 1997
Theatregoers scurried out of the way as police and marchers fought in Trafalgar Square, the destination of more than 10,000 protesters, some of whom had earlier clashed with police outside the Foreign Office and the entrance to Downing Street, where more violence took place.
While a Reclaim the Streets party went on in the middle of the square, other demonstrators at the square's edges broke up paving stones and threw them at police, with manhole covers and scaffolding. The police replied with baton charges. A number of people were injured, with at least 10 arrests.
Officers were keen to avoid a repeat of the poll tax riot which got out of hand in the square under similar circumstances in 1990. Organisers had promised a "carnival atmosphere".
- 1 A daily walk 'can add seven years to your life'
- 2 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 3 Chrissie Hynde says women who 'wear high heels and dress provocatively entice rapists'
University to mark down students who say 'illegal immigrants' in class
Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
The nine most warmongering countries in the world revealed
Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
VMAs 2015: Taylor Swift wins big, Kanye West runs for president, Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus and all of tonight's winners
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
£28000 - £37000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join ...
£22000 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company's mission is to ma...
£13832 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This 5 star leisure destination on the w...
£20000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Sales Account Manager is requ...