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Brixton में पुलिस और निवासियों के बीच अप्रैल में लड़ाई 1981 20 वीं सदी लंदन में सिविल विकार का सबसे महत्वपूर्ण प्रकोप. The disturbances influenced similar outbreaks in the cities ofLiverpool, ब्रैडफोर्ड और बर्मिंघम.
में 1981, Brixton समुदाय अफ्रीकी - कैरेबियन मोटे तौर पर शामिल 25% इसकी जनसंख्या का. यह उच्च बेरोजगारी के एक क्षेत्र था, विशेष रूप से काले पुरुषों के लिए, जहां दरों के रूप में उच्च थे 50%. Brixton भी उच्च अपराध के एक क्षेत्र था, और अप्रैल में 1981 मेट्रोपोलिटन पुलिस शुरू 'ऑपरेशन दलदल'. Within six days, a massive police presence on the streets had led to almost 1,000 लोग – mostly young Black men – being stopped and searched.
Police were operating under the ‘sus’ कानून. In order to stop someone, police needed only ‘sus’, or suspicion, that they might be intending to commit a crime. The police were exempt from the Race Relations Act, and seemed to some to be operating the ‘sus’ laws on the basis of racial prejudice.
On 13th April 1981, Police tried to assist a young Black man who had been stabbed in the back. A rumour circulated that the police were trying to arrest the injured man, rather than take him to hospital.
Tensions rose. The following day, the arrest of another man outside a minicab office sparked violence. Within hours, the streets had become a battle zone.
People threw petrol bombs and set light to police cars. Police in riot gear arrived, as did fire fighters. Buildings were torched, including a school in Effra Road, the Windsor Castle pub, and the post office.
Most of the violence was concentrated along Railton Road, the ‘front line’. Looting began in the evening of the 14th April. By 10pm, the police had begun to regain control of the area, but fighting and looting continued. By the time hostilities subsided, के बारे में 360 people had been injured, 28 premises burned and another 117 damaged and looted. के ऊपर 100 vehicles, सहित 56 police vehicles, were damaged during the disturbances. The police arrested 82 लोग.
Following the riots, a public enquiry was held, under Lord Scarman. His report, published in November 1981, was heavily critical of the Metropolitan Police. Scarman emphasised that policing in a civil society can succeed only with the consent of the community.