The legacy of the Brixton riots
The rioting which began in Brixton, in the south London borough of Lambeth, in April 1981 shocked the nation.
For three days, rioters - predominately young, black men - fought police, attacked buildings and set fire to vehicles.
More than 300 people were injured and the damage caused came to an estimated value of £7.5m.
What was most shocking to many people was the unexpectedness of events. On the surface it seemed that black people were well-integrated into the fabric of UK society.
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