Lambeth Council has announced it will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the terrifying scenes witnessed at the Brixton riots with a full-scale re-enactment.
The riot will be the centrepiece of a two-day jamboree and after months of planning, Councillor Browning believes Lambeth will host a faithful rendering of the horror that shook Britain three decades ago.
‘We have really done our research and have sourced many of the original plastic riot shields used on the day so the whole thing should have a very authentic feel,’ he said.
‘But as the police back then found out, they weren’t fire-proof. So it’s really quite fortunate that the high cost of petrol has severely limited the number of Molotov cocktails we could procure for the celebrations.’