December 26, 1994 |
While Queen Elizabeth II sent Christmas greetings paying tribute to those seeking peace in Northern Ireland, Jesse Jackson created a controversy here Sunday with his alternative holiday message in which he compared the Conservative government and party with racism and fascism. The speeches by the queen and by Jackson, a civil rights leader and onetime American presidential candidate, aired at the same time, on separate television channels.
February 25, 1999 |
Britain's government Wednesday promised to overhaul the country's race laws after releasing a scathing report on the 1993 slaying of a black teenager that blames police "racism and incompetence" for failing to bring his killers to justice. The murder case is Britain's Jasper, Texas, and Rodney G.
July 4, 1998 |
Stephen Lawrence and a friend, both black and 18, were waiting for a bus home in a rough part of southeast London on the night of April 22, 1993, when a group of white youths attacked them, punching, kicking and yelling racial epithets. Passersby remember a scuffle. The white youths ran one way. The victims tried to run the other. But Lawrence was bleeding too heavily to go far. He died, of two stab wounds, before an ambulance arrived.
May 29, 2001 |
In this hardscrabble former mill town, they were sweeping broken glass and piling heaps of shattered bricks Monday, cleaning up after Britain's worst outbreak of racial violence in years. Harder to rebuild, community leaders say, will be the harmony they insist that Oldham--a onetime textile center of about 220,000 people on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Manchester--once enjoyed.
July 16, 2001 |
Police arrested nearly 50 people, 31 of them whites, in this Midlands town Sunday after another round of racial violence hit inner-city Britain. A police spokeswoman said the unrest may have been sparked by a rumor that members of the ultra-rightist British National Party planned to march through the city. "A group of more than 100 Asian men gathered in Waterloo Road in Cobridge and a group of police was sent to deal with the crowd," she said.
June 25, 2001 |
Riot police restored calm to the town of Burnley in northwestern England early today after a flare-up of racial tensions between whites and Asians. Several cars and two buildings were set on fire. The police, backed by a helicopter, were deployed to keep groups of white and Asian youths apart in the town, 20 miles northwest of Oldham--scene last month of Britain's worst race riots in a decade.