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February 25, 1985

Scuffles broke out near the residence of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and more than 50 people were arrested as thousands of British coal miners marched through central London in support of their 11-month-old strike over pit closings. Police blamed a "young hooligan element, not all miners," for the trouble. Union leaders estimated that 80,000 took part in the march, but police put the figure at about 14,000.

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