London Rebel History Calendar - May 2017

May 1978: After the racist murder of Altab Ali in Whitechapel, demonstrators march behind his coffin to Downing Street.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

1

1.6 million
workers go on strike
against pay restraint, 1973.

2

Splitters! Pearly Kings & Queens expelled from Pearly Association form splinter group… 2001.

3

Grunwicks pickets
acquitted in court, 1977.

4

Whitechapel:
Racist
murder of
Altab Ali, sparks community protests, 1978

5

Hatters strike
for wage rise,
1768.

6

Joe Orton's
provocative play
Entertaining Mr Sloane premieres, 1964.

7

Whitechapel
residents protest Tower Hamlets transfer of Council housing stock, 2013.

8

General Strikers attack
scab trams
& prevent them
running,
Camberwell, 1926.

9

Thomas Blood
tries to
nick crown
jewels, 1671.

10

During anti-privatisation bus
strike, arson
destroys bus in Shepherds
Bush garage, 1987.

11

East India
Dockers
refuse to load government ship sailing to aid anti-Soviet war effort, 1920.

12

London
Republican Club founded, 1871.

13

Covent Garden
watchmen fight
smugglers
& seize huge
haul of
smuggled tea,
1733.

14

Queen Victoria
booed
as she opens
People's
Palace,
Mile End, 1887.

15

Inquest jury rule death of cop who attacked radical crowd 'justifiable homicide' Clerkenwell, 1833.

16

Striking
glassmakers and tailors
march on
Parliament, 1768.

17

Smugglers
beat up watchmen
searching for contraband, Bunhill Row,
one dies. 1733.

18

London
carpenters
strike
begins,
1896.

19

500 'riotous fellows
pretending to be distressed weavers
' extort money
from passers by, 1765.


20

Hebrew Socialist Union founded, Spitalfields, 1876.

21

Anti-trade union
Combination Acts
repealed, 1824.

22

Socialist opening air
meeting attacked by crowd of teetotallers, Harrow Road, 1886! Never trust a…

23

Dora Montefiore
barricades Hammersmith home against bailiffs
(she'd refused
to pay tax till
women got
the vote. 1906).


24

Evil parasitical
thieftaker Jonathan
Wild hanged, to
popular delight, 1725.

25

BNP march
sparks anti-fascist
counter-demos, Thamesmead, 1991.

26

Women's Caravan
of Peace leaves London
for 15 lands, 1958.

27

Eco-village
on squatted land,
Kew Bridge,
evicted after 11 months, 2010.

28

Pauline Campbell,
whose daughter died in Holloway Prison, arrested blocking entrance, 2004.

29

Unemployed march on West End attacked by police at Cannon Street, 1922.

30

Taking the Piss: Fenian bomb under Special Branch
urinals blows up
much of Scotland Yard,

31

East End
tailors strike
starts, 1891.

     

 

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