London Rebel History Calendar - April 2017

Ford-Visteon workers occupy their Enfield factory, 2009, after the company announces its closure.

 

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NOW
we know what an empty grave is for...

       

1

Ford-Visteon
workers occupy
factory, Enfield,
2009.

2

1844: old Fleet
Prison finally closes.

3

Gibbets on
Edgware Road cut down
'by unknown persons', 1763.

4

Richard O'Brien
dies in police custody,
Walworth, 1994.

5

1771: A crowd
hold mock
executions
of effigies of hated figures, (including
hangman),
Tower Hill.

6

William Longbeard,
'champion of the poor', & some others hanged after uprising in London, 1196.

7

Uproar in
London pubs as planned
beer price rise
hits -
caused by war privation. 1917.

8

Public meeting
at Holborn Town Hall demands amendment of Lunacy laws. 1882.

9

Conscripts in Savoy
prison bound for service in East India Company, riot;
all shot dead. 1763.

10

'Wyllyam Jefferey,
an heretyke, whyppyd at a carts arsse from the
Marshallse in Sothewarke
to Bethelem',
1561.

 

11

Italian nationalist
leader Garibaldi
visits London, to mass
acclaim of radicals, 1864.

12

1886 : Trial of socialists Hyndman, Burns and
Williams for incitement to riot ends in their acquittal.

13

400 rioters
destroy
enclosure
fences,
Wandsworth
Common, 1870.

14

Master of the Revels orders all mountebanks, rope dancers & balladsingers be licenced or banned, 1684.

15

Coalheavers riot in river strike, Wapping, 1768.

16

Wominspace
squatted
social centre
resists
eviction, Hackney, 2008.

17

20,000 in final rally
for annual Aldermaston
March, Trafalgar
Square, London, 1968.

18

Anti-fascists
oppose anti-semitic nazi march, Clapton, 2015.

19

Act passed punishing
publishers of unstamped
newspapers, 1743.

20

Spiral Tribe rave
attacked by police,
Acton, 100s injured. 1992

21

Clerkenwell Churchyard 1732: Prisoner Brown chucks screw
escorting him into a fresh grave, & escapes.


22

1760: man on world's
first roller-skates & playing the violin crashes into a mirror at a London party.

23

Lewisham Bridge school
occupied against destruction & academisation,
2009.

24

1892: Anarchists
hold mass meeting to
protest police raids on
London anarchist papers.

25

1000s in anti-gentrification protest, Brixton: Town Hall, copshop and estate agents attacked, 2015.

26

Launch of ill-
fated leftwing tabloid,
News On Sunday, 1987. It
collapses six months later.

27

1987: 300 Bengalis
who had been evicted by Tower Hamlets council invade council chamber.

28

1721: Order in
Council denounces
scandalous societies which met to ridicule religion.

29

1909: at mass reception, released Suffragette
prisoners presented with the 'Holloway brooch'.

30

10,000 hold
mass victory demo,
Stepney, after winning
mass rent strikes, 1938.