Blair Peach in the press: “Peach group name police on ‘wanted’ poster” (22 April 1980)

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Ten thousand people marched through central London to commemorate the anniversary of Peach’s death. Protesters carried posters identifying the six officers in Unit 1/1 who were in the vicinity of Peach when he was struck and killed.

The Police Federation called the poster “deplorable”, while for the Coroner John Burton it was  yet another incident justifying his belief that the demonstrators and not the police should have been prosecuted – in the case, for contempt of court.

 

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