Nineteenth anniversary of Brixton bomb

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Today is the 19th anniversary of the bomb left outside Iceland in Brixton by neo-nazi David Copeland, who killed three people and injured more than 100 in three attacks – in Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho. His targets were members of ethnic minorities and gay and lesbian people.

Some 49 people were injured in Brixton, many of them seriously, by a bomb packed with large nails and powered by firework explosives.

The anti-hate charity 17-24-30, founded in 2009 to mark the tenth anniversary of the bombings, is organising an event at Iceland at 6pm today (17 April) as well as a social media “thunderclap”.

The plaque marking the bombing is today usually behind a row of trolleys

The plaque marking the bombing is today usually behind a row of trolleys

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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