August 15, 1988 |
Florence Griffith-Joyner, the women's 100-meter world-record holder, was grabbed by a spectator Sunday after declining to give him an autograph before taking part in an international track meet. She was unhurt and went on to win the 100 meters in 11.54 seconds, more than a second off her record of 10.49 which she set at the U.S. Olympic trials at Indianapolis last month.
May 23, 1988
Police arrested 200 people before, during and after England defeated Scotland, 1-0, in an exhibition soccer match watched by 70,000 rowdy fans at Wembley Stadium in London. Only 18,000 tickets were sent to the Scottish Football Assn., but observers said fan loyalty seemed to be almost equally divided. One Scottish fan fell to his death from a train en route to the match.
March 9, 1988 |
Panamanian Ambassador Guillermo Vega was summoned to the British Foreign Office on Tuesday after an incident Monday in which a group of private security guards he had hired drove a Land Rover into the Panamanian Consulate, then threatened staff members loyal to ousted President Eric A. Delvalle with hammers and forced them into the street. The seven security guards eventually surrendered to police after a six-hour siege.
June 27, 1987 |
Diners who complained about the food at the Diamond restaurant in the heart of London's Chinatown got a stronger reaction than they expected--four of the waiters beat them with baseball bats, clubs and sticks. The four were each sentenced Friday to two years in jail for what Judge Denis Paiba described as a disgraceful show of unprovoked violence.