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August 30, 2016

On the 30th of August 1976 1976 more than 100 police officers had to be taken to hospital after clashes at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Around 60 carnival-goers also needed hospital treatment after the clashes which led to the arrest of at least 66 people. The trouble is believed to have started after police tried to arrest a pickpocket near Portobello Road on the main carnival route. Several black youths went to the pickpocket's aid and within minutes the disturbance escalated. The police were attacked with stones and other missiles. Read more

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