1987 Chapeltown riot

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The Chapeltown riots of 1987, were riots in Chapeltown, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. 21-23 June 1987 "Rioting in Chapeltown area of Leeds. About 70 youths smash shop windows, loot and attack the cops after they arrest a young man and beat him." 22 June, "Rioting in Chapeltown continues until 4 A.M." and 23 June, "Rioting in Chapeltown, Leeds continues. Shops, cars and windows are petrol bombed and stoned. A sex shop, believed to be used for police surveillance is burnt out."[1] It was not the first time such rioting had occurred. In 1981 the area was subject to widespread rioting, this was also occurring in London, Birmingham and Liverpool at the time.

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  1. ^ News From Everywhere. News From Everywhere Chronology, p.17.