Justice Denied: 18th June – Remember Orgreave

Great atmosphere on the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign March today in Sheffield. The campaign includes ex miners, trades unionists and others who are determined to get justice for miners who were victims of police lies and cover ups at Orgreave in June 1984. The march and rally is important because it was precisely on the 18th June that police used military tactics- riot shields, batons, police horse charges on unarmed striking miners fighting for their jobs. Many were assaulted, wrongly charged. It represents one of the most serious miscarriages of justice to this day, and those responsible have never been truly held to account. Orgreave led to a breakdown in trust in the police spanning generations and communities. It marked a turning point in policing public protests. Many felt the police could use violence with impunity. It’s important that we remember this day and continue to fight for justice.

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