Case study of the oldham riots

As a prosperous thriving centre of the industrial revolution, Oldham had always been a town attracting migrants from wider-England, Scotland, Ireland, and following the world wars, Poland and Ukraine.

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He had been on his way to work a night shift at a clothing factory when a group of white men walking behind him began hurling racist abuse. Efforts have been made in Halifax. Up to fifty National Front supporters, mainly from Birmingham and London arrived in the town, clashing with members of the Anti-Nazi League and local Asian groups. Chaudry is determined the scenes of last weekend in Bradford won't be repeated in Halifax: 'If a petrol bomb is going to be thrown the first one will be thrown on me, because I will be standing there in the middle trying to stop it. Gareth Swarbrick, a senior housing officer at Rochdale Council, told The Observer: 'Over the past decade there has been a concerted effort to encourage the Asian community to move out of their traditional areas, but it is very difficult. There is no way I'm going to let it happen here. What is understood is that the riots stemmed from multiple causes and incidents, both historic and short-term. A fourth application form was sitting on his desk. Several cars were set ablaze including an occupied police van. If trouble does begin, it will be people of their generation, not the community elders, who will be burning the barricades. His associates want action, not words; they talk of rights not tolerance. The area which is predominantly home to people of Pakistani origin had been for many years a no-go area for local white people for fear of possible attacks.

The BNP insists that it condemns violence and that it is the NF and far-right terrorist groups such as Combat 18 which have targeted Asian communities in an attempt to provoke the riots. Everyone was evacuated, but it was only a scare and no bomb was ever implanted within the school.

Walter Chamberlain and his family in an attempt to try to calm tensions in the borough stated at the time that the mugging was just that, and not at all racially motivated.

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Their attitude stems from being born in Britain yet feeling barred from British society, from having Pakistani parents yet feeling no link to the old country. In the local elections, the BNP's share of votes decreased markedly, which was highlighted in The Cantle Report during the same year. His battered face appeared on the front of the Manchester Evening News, and the story spread to all the major national newspapers. Police officers were pelted by groups of Asian males. When we came here, we had work to do. Causes[ edit ] The exact causes of the Oldham riots are widely disputed, with blame being placed and denied by various groups. Further to this, a number of cars and commercial windows were also smashed in retaliation. Chaudhry said: 'Just tell them to stay indoors. A night of violence began and riot police were quickly drafted in to the Glodwick area, rife with both Pakistani and Bangladeshi rioters. Gareth Swarbrick, a senior housing officer at Rochdale Council, told The Observer: 'Over the past decade there has been a concerted effort to encourage the Asian community to move out of their traditional areas, but it is very difficult. Fokrul Islam was ultimately charged for the crime of racially aggravated grievous bodily harm on 1 October , some time after the riots. Several men, mainly of Bangladeshi heritage were ultimately arrested and charged in connection to the riots. The BNP insists that it condemns violence and that it is the NF and far-right terrorist groups such as Combat 18 which have targeted Asian communities in an attempt to provoke the riots. There are no grants, no improvements.

Walter Chamberlain and his family in an attempt to try to calm tensions in the borough stated at the time that the mugging was just that, and not at all racially motivated. Several assumptions rose to mythical status in the town during the forty-year period between the first Asian migration and the Oldham Riots.

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If trouble does begin, it will be people of their generation, not the community elders, who will be burning the barricades. Cars in the surrounding roads were ignited, and police were called. A large group of Asian rioters threw a petrol bomb into the premises and smashed three plate-glass windows. Derogatory racist language was often used to describe the migrants who had arrived, who in turn kept their mother-tongue language and stayed as a close-knit cultural community. When we came here, we had work to do. Certainly last week's violence in Bradford, while being sparked by the presence of a handful of National Front agitators, rapidly turned into a full-on battle against the police. Following this earlier fight between the two youths, further violence erupted as a gang of white men attacked an Asian business and threw a projectile through a window of a house in the Glodwick area, where a heavily pregnant Asian woman was in residence. Retaliatory violence soon followed, as large gangs of Asian men gathered and began to rally. His battered face appeared on the front of the Manchester Evening News, and the story spread to all the major national newspapers.

At one stage a car driven by two young Asians pulled up hurriedly beside him. It was commissioned by the governmentthe Metropolitan Borough of Oldham and the local police authority. Now a new generation is pushing through, throwing off the more subservient attitudes of their elders and demanding radical change.

Everybody's sisters and mothers are terrified,' he said urgently. Several racist skirmishes occurred in the town, including visiting football supporters from Stoke City F.

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Gripped by poverty and unemploy ment, pushed into segregated, failing schools and fearful of a police force they see as hostile, many Asians live in the same cities as their white counterparts, but inhabit very different worlds.

Their properties are ignored, their welfare is ignored. Chamberlain was approached as he walked to his home after watching a local amateur rugby league match.

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Oldham: A town still divided?