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April 16, 1989 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
At least 93 fans were crushed to death and 200 others were injured at a national soccer tournament semifinal match in central England on Saturday when thousands of spectators without tickets gained last-minute entry to an enclosed viewing section already overcrowded with paying customers. The game at Sheffield, about 150 miles northwest of London, continued for several minutes as terrified fans trapped in the ground-level spectator terrace fought for their lives. "We were like caged animals in a zoo," was how one survivor described the horror and frenzy of the fans as they scrambled to free themselves from the crush of humanity around them.
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July 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Nine whites were arrested when new violence broke out overnight in Bradford, the scene during the weekend of Britain's worst race riots in two decades, police said today. The fourth night of violence in the industrial city in northern England was described by a police spokesman as "minor and sporadic" compared with previous days. Police, many equipped with riot gear, have kept up a high profile across the city since the weekend, when South Asian and white youths fought one another and police.
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June 6, 2001 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of young people of Asian descent clashed with police Tuesday night in the northern English city of Leeds as racial tensions boiled over for the second time in two weeks, police and news reports said. About 300 youths in a predominantly Bangladeshi neighborhood hurled bricks at police and set a car and storefront on fire. Residents said the outburst of anger followed the Sunday arrest of a local man.
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July 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of police patrolled the streets of this troubled city in northern England on Sunday night as community leaders wrestled with a widening racial rift. Patrol cars monitored main streets, a police helicopter buzzed overhead and dozens of paddy wagons packed with officers clad in riot gear were parked in and around the city center.
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July 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Police fought to restore order in the northern British city of Bradford after hours of race riots that left 80 officers injured by a hail of bricks, bottles and gasoline bombs. Five civilians were hospitalized--two with stab wounds--after violence erupted between white and South Asian youths in Bradford, where a scheduled far-right parade had been banned by police.
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July 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of police patrolled the streets of this troubled city in northern England on Sunday night as community leaders wrestled with a widening racial rift. Patrol cars monitored main streets, a police helicopter buzzed overhead and dozens of paddy wagons packed with officers clad in riot gear were parked in and around the city center.
NEWS
May 29, 1988
At least 22 people, including two policemen, were injured and 100 people were arrested in a riot at a London soccer match, resulting in sports officials warning that English clubs' hopes of playing in Europe again may be ruined. The violence erupted after the London team Chelsea was defeated by Middlesbrough in a playoff match. Furious Chelsea fans smashed through a security barrier at the end of the match and stormed the field, hurling stones and bottles at visiting fans.
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February 21, 1987 | Associated Press
About 75 youths went on a rampage Friday, breaking store windows and throwing bricks at police, after a man collapsed and died while police were trying to arrest him, authorities said. Six policemen were injured and 13 people were arrested on charges of violating public order.
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July 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Police fought to restore order in the northern British city of Bradford after hours of race riots that left 80 officers injured by a hail of bricks, bottles and gasoline bombs. Five civilians were hospitalized--two with stab wounds--after violence erupted between white and South Asian youths in Bradford, where a scheduled far-right parade had been banned by police.
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June 6, 2001 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of young people of Asian descent clashed with police Tuesday night in the northern English city of Leeds as racial tensions boiled over for the second time in two weeks, police and news reports said. About 300 youths in a predominantly Bangladeshi neighborhood hurled bricks at police and set a car and storefront on fire. Residents said the outburst of anger followed the Sunday arrest of a local man.
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June 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The home of the deputy mayor of Oldham, the northern England town that was torn by rioting this week, was firebombed in what police are treating as a racially motivated attack. No one was hurt, but the home of Riaz Ahmed, who is also a member of the town council, was extensively damaged, according to police. He and his family were home at the time, reports said.
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July 19, 1992 | From Associated Press
A southern English city was plagued with violence for a third night as gangs of youths set cars ablaze to protest the deaths of two men in a police chase, police said. Twenty-one people were arrested Saturday night in a run-down housing project in Bristol, about 105 miles west of London. But the unrest was much less serious than on previous nights, they said.
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December 22, 1991 | HELEN SMITH, REUTERS
Tensions run high in recession-hit Liverpool, the decayed northern English city widely recognized as a barometer of inner-city unrest. Hometown of the Beatles and once one of the premier ports of the British Empire, Liverpool was the scene of riots 10 years ago by jobless youths in an earlier economic recession. Recently, the spotlight was back on Liverpool when two children died after being struck by a stolen car in the run-down Toxteth neighborhood.
SPORTS
July 6, 1990
Fans enraged by England's loss to West Germany in World Cup soccer rioted in a night of violence that left three dead, dozens injured and 600 under arrest, police said Thursday. The rioting broke out Wednesday night after fans watching live a telecast of the semifinal in Italy poured into the streets after West Germany defeated England on penalty kicks, 4-3, after a 1-1 tie through regulation time and two 15-minute overtimes. More than 35 police officers were injured.
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August 5, 1989 | GLENN FRANKEL, Washington Post
A British judge Friday put most of the blame on the police for the soccer stadium disaster in which 95 fans were crushed to death in northern England last April, saying police authorities planned poorly, lost control during the panic and gave "evasive" testimony afterward.
SPORTS
July 6, 1990
Fans enraged by England's loss to West Germany in World Cup soccer rioted in a night of violence that left three dead, dozens injured and 600 under arrest, police said Thursday. The rioting broke out Wednesday night after fans watching live a telecast of the semifinal in Italy poured into the streets after West Germany defeated England on penalty kicks, 4-3, after a 1-1 tie through regulation time and two 15-minute overtimes. More than 35 police officers were injured.
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July 5, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Two people died and nearly 200 were arrested after street celebrations turned violent Wednesday following Argentina's Tuesday victory over Italy in a World Cup semifinal match. Thousands in the country celebrated Argentina's advance to the World Cup final, but revelry turned chaotic when several hundred youths began breaking into shops in Buenos Aires.
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