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The Thatcher Years, My Eighties - David Sinclair

Issue No. 2353

Young men jeer at police

Young men jeer at police (Pic: David Sinclair)


During the 1980s, as Margaret Thatcher attacked the working class, photographer David Sinclair travelled Britain taking pictures of people fighting back.       

He covered CND and Anti?Apartheid demonstrations, striking nurses and teachers, and young people fighting racism. 

This exhibition of his photos includes an iconic picture of young black men jeering at a black police officer for being in the police—the most brutal, racist institution of the state.

The Thatcher Years, My Eighties. Free, until 31 May. Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA richmix.org.uk

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